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Patrick KenneallyWelcome to the website for the McHenry County State’s Attorney’s Office.  It is the honor of a lifetime to represent the hardworking people of McHenry County as their State’s Attorney.

The McHenry County State’s Attorney's Office is a public trust, it belongs to and is paid for by you the People.  My job is to ensure that it is working on your behalf. It is further my job to uphold your confidence in our Office and the justice system.  To do this, our daily goal is to be the most effective, ethical, and efficient state’s attorney’s office in the State.

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David J. Tapley Found Guilty by Jury of Three Counts of Aggravated Criminal Sexual Abuse

Post Date:09/21/2018 10:20 AM

PRESS RELEASE

September 21, 2018

DAVID J. TAPLEY FOUND GUILTY BY JURY OF THREE COUNTS OF AGGRAVATED CRIMINAL SEXUAL ABUSE

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

Patrick D. Kenneally, McHenry County State’s Attorney, announces that 53-year-old David J. Tapley of Crystal Lake, Illinois, was found guilty after a jury trial on Thursday, September 20, 2018, of Aggravated Criminal Sexual Abuse. 

Defendant was charged with having sexual contact with a minor over several years. During trial, the evidence heard from the victim and several witnesses corroborated that Defendant was with her when the acts were committed.

The Defendant was found guilty of three counts of Aggravated Criminal Sexual Abuse and faces a maximum sentence of 14 years in the Department of Corrections. Defendant is scheduled to be sentenced in front of the Honorable Judge James Cowlin on November 19, 2018.

This case was investigated by Sgt. Doherty of the Crystal Lake Police Department. The case was prosecuted by Assistant State’s Attorneys Mary Scholl and Sharyl Eisenstein.

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