RICHARD JANUSZ OF SYCAMORE SENTENCED TO 101 YEARS IN PRISON FOR CHILD SEX ASSAULTS
A Sycamore man has learned his fate for sexually assaulting a child and for creating child pornography of the victim.
DeKalb County Associate Judge Phil Montgomery today sentenced 50-year-old Richard Janusz to 101 years’ imprisonment in the Illinois Department of Corrections.
A DeKalb County jury on May 10, 2018, convicted Janusz of the offenses of:
* Predatory criminal sexual assault, Class X felony, 11 counts
* Manufacturing child pornography, Class X felony, 4 counts
DeKalb County State’s Attorney Rick Amato and DeKalb County Assistant State’s Attorney Alicia Caplan presented evidence during the trial that multiple times between 2010 and 2014, Janusz sexually assaulted the victim and took multiple nude, lewd and sexually compromising photographs of the victim, who was younger than 13 years old. Janusz knew the victim.
The sentence is 77 years for the predatory criminal sexual assault offenses and 24 years for the child pornography offenses. Janusz must serve at least 85 percent of the 77-year sentence and is eligible for day-for-day credit on the child pornography sentence. The sentences are to be served consecutive to one another.
In addition to the prison sentence Janusz must register for life as a sexual offender in accordance with the Illinois Sexual Offender Registration Act.
State’s Attorney Amato said:
“I am pleased with the efforts of so many people to bring justice to this victim. ASA Caplan, our Children’s Advocacy Center and the Sycamore Police Department did extraordinary work for this victim, for the victim’s family and for our community in holding this defendant accountable for his disgusting, despicable crimes against a child who should have been able to trust him. My thanks to all for their hard work.”
Richard Janusz: Age 50 (d.o.b. 1-31-1968), of the 500 block of Nathan Lattin Lane, Sycamore, Illinois.
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On Tuesday, November 6, 2018, the Boone County Sheriff’s Office arrested a Sycamore man on nineteen felony charges resulting from a double fatality accident which occurred on March 26, 2018.
Corey Lee, 30 years old of Sycamore, Illinois was charged with three counts of Aggravated Driving Under the Influence of Cannabis – Accident Resulting in Death (Class 2 Felony), two counts of On Duty and Under the Influence of Cannabis – Causing Death (Class 3 Felony), two counts of Reckless Homicide (Class 3 Felony), two counts of Violation of Physical Qualifications – On Duty and Under the Influence of Cannabis – Causing Death (Class 3 Felony), two counts of Violation of Physical Qualifications – No Medical Certification – Causing Death (Class 3 Felony), two counts of Operating While Fatigued – Causing Death (Class 3 Felony), two counts of Violation of Inspection Requirements – Causing Death (Class 3 Felony), one count of Violation of Physical Qualifications – On Duty and Under the Influence of Cannabis (Class 4 Felony), one count of Violation of Physical Qualifications – No Medical Certification (Class 3 Felony), one count of Operating While Fatigued (Class 4 Felony) and one count of Violation of Inspection Requirements (Class 3 Felony). Lee was released from the Boone County Jail after posting a $250,000.00 (10%) bond.
On March 26, 2018 at approximately 6:30 am, Boone County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to a two vehicle accident at the intersection of Stone Quarry Road and Bloods Point Road in rural Boone County. The investigation revealed that Cory Lee, who was driving westbound on Bloods Point Road in a 2015 Ford Commercial Truck, failed to stop at a stop sign. Lee’s vehicle entered the intersection striking a 2004 Dodge Dakota, which was traveling southbound on Stone Quarry Road. The driver of the Dodge Dakota, Pedro Pasillas Delgado, 22 years old, and his father, Pedro Pasillas Sanchez, 52 years old, were both killed.
The arrest of Lee came after a seven month investigation by the Boone County Sheriff’s Office was completed and turned over to the Boone County States Attorney’s Office. On November 1, 2018, a Boone County Grand Jury indicted Lee on the nineteen felony charges.
The class 2 felony is punishable by six (6) to twenty-eight (28) years in the Illinois Department of Corrections. A class 3 felony is punishable by two (2) to five (5) years in the Illinois Department of Corrections. A class 4 felony is punishable by one (1) to three (3) years in the Illinois Department of Corrections.
The Boone County Sheriff’s Office encourages anyone having information on a crime or narcotic trafficking to call the Boone County Sheriff’s Office at 815-544-2144 or Crime Stoppers at 815-547-7867.
Members of the public are reminded that these are only charges and are not proof of the defendant’s guilt. Every defendant is presumed innocent and is entitled to a fair trial in which it is the State’s burden to prove his or her guilt beyond a reasonable doubt.
On 09/30/18 at 1454 hours Ogle County Deputies were dispatched to the intersection of Chana Rd and Flagg Rd reference a single vehicle rollover accident with the vehicle fully engulfed in flames.
During the course of the crash investigation, it was determined that Matthew C. Mancillas age 31 of Sycamore, ran off the roadway traveling over 600 feet before crashing into a tree causing the vehicle to catch fire.
Manciallas was transported to Rochelle Community Hospital where he was treated for non life threatening injuries and cited for driving under the influence of alcohol and improper lane usage.
Mancillas posted bond at the hospital and was released.