Former Sheriff's Sgt. Gregory Pyle Pleads Guilty to Sexually Assaulting Child

Former McHenry County Sheriff's sergeant Gregory Pyle, 38, of Crystal Lake, entered a guilty plea to charges of sexually assaulting a child in court on Friday.

Gregory Pyle, 38, of Crystal Lake.
Gregory Pyle, 38, of Crystal Lake.

Former McHenry County Sheriff's Sgt. Gregory M. Pyle, 38, of Crystal Lake, entered a guilty plea Friday, Jan. 3, to charges of crossing the state line and engaging in sexual acts with a minor, the Northwest Herald reports. He will be sentenced in April, and faces a minimum prison term of 30 years to life. 

Pyle also faces similar state charges. The victim in both cases is a relative of Pyle's, authorities said in January 2012, when Pyle originally was arrested and charged with 10 counts of sexually assaulting a child. 

Pyle admitted to driving the boy to Milwaukee in Dec. 18, 2008, and in engaging in acts that were "sadistic, masochistic and violent" with the then 8-year-old boy, the Northwest Herald story states. Pyle distributed images of the acts over the Internet. Prosecutors dropped the charge of distributing child pornography over the Internet in exchange for Pyle's guilty plea, according to story. 

Slick Rick January 03, 2014 at 04:01 PM
The sad thing is that relatives probably encouraged the little boy to spend time with the Sheriff so he could have a positive role model in life.
Kim G. January 03, 2014 at 04:47 PM
Let's hope he gets life.
Kb January 03, 2014 at 07:25 PM
I personally think a law should be made to tatoo these child predators on their hand so we can teach children to watch out for them... It's hard being a parent to young kids and teach them to respect some and run from other adults. If they were tatoo at least it gives us a identifying symbol to teach them to watch out for..anyone agree??? Too many of them out there in all different colors and sizes to for a kid to be aware of who's who... Just a thought.
Dan Cox January 03, 2014 at 09:32 PM
CASTRATION, done publicly.
DL January 04, 2014 at 08:52 AM
There is a special place in hell for these kind.
Dan s January 04, 2014 at 09:54 AM
Another homosexual pedophile! And now BSA is opening their gates to them!
Tom January 04, 2014 at 10:10 AM
I hope it's true that prison people who are of crimes against kids are targeted.
Verbal Sniper January 04, 2014 at 10:48 AM
A former cop and a pedophile.Good luck in prison.
McCloud January 05, 2014 at 08:57 AM
Too many of them are caught and released to do it again. Easy solutions to crime, once in a cage, can't be in two places at one time.
Heidi Wilkans January 06, 2014 at 02:16 PM
I hope you rot in prison then hell.


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