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Joshua Dancy Pleads Guilty to Soliciting Child Pornography and Aggravated Criminal Sexual Abuse
January 28, 2020
JOSHUA DANCY PLEADS GUILTY TO SOLICITING CHILD PORNOGRAPHY AND AGGRAVATED CRIMINAL SEXUAL ABUSE
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
Patrick D. Kenneally, McHenry County State’s Attorney, announces that 24-year-old Joshua Dancy of Crystal Lake, Illinois, was found guilty of Soliciting Child Pornography, a class X felony, Possessing Child Pornography, a class 3 felony, and multiple charges of Aggravated Criminal Sexual Abuse, class 2 felonies following a negotiated plea before the Honorable Robert Wilbrandt.
In May, 2019, members of the Crystal Lake Police Department began investigating allegations of aggravated sexual abuse involving this defendant with two minors which had occurred months before. A search of the defendant’s cell phone led the police to discover two more victims as well as images and videos of child pornography.
Dancy was sentenced to a term of fifteen years in the Illinois Department of Corrections pursuant to the plea. He will have to register as a sex offender for his natural life.
This case was investigated by Detective Mattson and other members of the Crystal Lake Police Department. This case was prosecuted by Susanne Groebner of the McHenry County State’s Attorney’s Office.