Saturday, September 15, 2012
Paul Houser, 48, admitted to criminal sexual assault of his stepson, who was a child living in Yorkville in 1999 to 2001, according to Kendall County State's Attorney Eric Weis.
First, the man told Yorkville police about his stepfather sexually abusing him when he was a child, authorities said. Then, he allowed police to record him discussing the abuse with his stepfather, Paul Houser, 48, of Plainfield, authorities said. Houser pleaded guilty to criminal sexual assault Thursday and was sentenced to 10 years in prison, according to a news release from Kendall County State's Attorney Eric Weis. The effects of the crime didn't end with Thursday's court hearing, though. "I may not ever find the words to completely do justice to the impact that this has had on myself and family," the victim said during the hearing, according to a news release. "I can at least allow others to know that it is something that forever …
Tuesday, September 4, 2012
Theddias LeSure, 25, formerly of Montgomery, had been accused of pouring gasoline on a family member and setting him on fire while he was alive. A second family member died in the fire; two others were severely injured.
Theddias LeSure once faced the death penalty for allegedly dousing his sleeping cousin with gasoline and lighting him on fire when he awoke, starting a fire that killed the cousin and LeSure's brother. On Friday, the 25-year-old former Montgomery man accepted a negotiated plea in which he will serve 50 years in prison for murdering his cousin, Maurice Vaughn, 32, in 2009, according to a news release Kendall County State's Attorney Eric Weis issued Tuesday. After the death penalty was abolished, he could have faced life in prison if convicted of murdering Vaughn (his cousin) and Matthew LeSure, 26 (his brother). Weis said all the victims or their families discussed the plea agreement extensively before the deal was reached. Vaughn's mother…
Friday, August 3, 2012
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Saturday, June 16, 2012
Rodolfo Zapata, 26, forced himself on an unconscious woman, Kendall County State's Attorney Eric Weis said.
A 26-year-old Oswego man was sentenced to 8 years in prison this week for sexually assaulting a woman who had been unconscious in a Yorkville home, Kendall County State's Attorney Eric Weis said. Judge John Barsanti issued the sentence Wednesday for Rodolfo Zapata, of Anna Marie Lane, after reviewing the case and Zapata's two prior felony convictions, Weis said in a news release. Jurors convicted Zapata of criminal sexual assault after a three-day trial this year. Zapata had been living in the basement of a Yorkville home when the homeowner invited several people over after meeting them at a Yorkville bar, Weis said. The female victim was one of those people, and Zapata forced sex on her after finding her passed out in the home early in …
Wednesday, June 13, 2012
Idreis J. Johnson was given 7 years in prison but recommended for a shorter prison boot-camp program.
An 18-year-old Yorkville man recently was sentenced to 7 years in prison after pleading guilty to burglary and possession of a stolen vehicle, Kendall County State's Attorney Eric Weis said in a news release. Idreis J. Johnson, of the 300 block of Birchwood Drive, could serve substantially less time in prison if prison officials accept a judge's recomendation that he be placed in an intensive boot-camp program. After he is released, he will serve two years of parole. Johnson was charged earlier this year with burglary in connection to an October 2011 incident in Oswego, Weis said. While police were investigating the burglary, Johnson was discovered driving a car reported stolen from Bellwood, fled on foot and was soon apprehended by police.
Wednesday, September 21, 2011
Issue due back in court Friday.
In a 4-2 vote Tuesday night the Oswego Village Board approved an agreement capping Kendall County’s annual contribution for KenCom 911 services to $1.775 million. The vote could leave the status of an agreement over sharing emergency dispatch costs in limbo, as Yorkville approved a higher cap last week. Oswego Trustees Gail Johnson, Scott Volpe, Tony Giles and Judy Sollinger voted for the compromise while Trustees Jeff Lawson and Terry Michels voted against. The county has covered any KenCom operating expenses that went over the 911 telephone surcharge money collected dating to when the dispatch service was created more than 20 years ago. But in November, the County Board supported a proposal that capped its annual contribution to $1.6 …