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