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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. Further, it is 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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Ruben Popoca-Garcia Found Guilty by Jury of Aggravated Criminal Sexual Abuse

Post Date:10/10/2018 10:23 AM


October 3, 2018



Patrick D. Kenneally, McHenry County State’s Attorney, announces that 41-year-old Ruben Popoca-Garcia of Harvard, Illinois, was found guilty after a jury trial on Wednesday, October 3, 2018, of Aggravated Criminal Sexual Abuse. 

Defendant was convicted of having sexual intercourse with a 13-year-old minor in 2013.  Following the initial investigation into the allegation of sexual abuse, the defendant reportedly fled to Mexico and was not apprehended until May of 2016. 

Defendant is scheduled to be sentenced in front of the Honorable Judge Sharon Prather on November 29, 2018.

This case was investigated by the Harvard Police Department. The case was prosecuted by Assistant State’s Attorneys Randi Freese and Rita Gara.


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