A jury found a Wonder Lake man guilty on Wednesday of sexually assaulting a child under 13 on at least 10 occasions over the span of more than two years.
Joshua R. Kreger, 35, of the 9000 block of Oriole Trail in Wonder Lake, was charged in August 2019 with 10 counts of predatory criminal sexual assault of a victim under 13, a Class X felony, and four counts of aggravated criminal sexual abuse of a victim under 13, a Class 2 felony.
Court documents show Kreger was accused of engaging in acts of sexual penetration with a juvenile victim on 10 different occasions between December 2015 and March 2018.
A three-day jury trial concluded on Wednesday and the jury found Kreger guilty of nine counts of predatory criminal sexual assault and two counts of aggravated criminal sexual abuse.
Prosecutors said at trial that Kreger would give the girl money and buy her gifts after the abuse occurred, the Northwest Herald reported.
The girl told authorities that Kreger threatened her if she told anyone about what happened.
Kreger was remanded to the McHenry County Jail after the trial. He will be sentenced by McHenry County Judge Michael Coppedge on December 17.
The case was investigated by Amy Bucci of the Algonquin Police Department and Rich Svejcar of the McCullom Lake Police Department.
The case was prosecuted by Assistant State’s Attorneys Brian Miller, Jim Newman and Mary Ann Scholl of the McHenry County State’s Attorney’s Office.