A Spring Grove man was arrested Sunday after prosecutors asked the court to revoke his sentence of probation in a case where he was convicted of causing great bodily harm to a baby.
Benjamin Z. Wilson, 25, of the 8000 block of Blivin Street in Spring Grove, was indicted in December 2018 on two counts of aggravated battery to a child causing great bodily harm, a Class 3 felony.
Wilson was accused of causing bodily harm to a 1-year-old boy on October 11, 2018, by bruising the child’s nipples, according to the indictment.
The indictment also stated that Wilson caused bodily harm to the same child on October 31, 2018, when he grabbed and squeezed the child’s genitalia.
Court records show Wilson entered into a negotiated plea deal with the McHenry County State’s Attorney’s Office in January 2020.
Wilson pleaded guilty to one count of aggravated battery to a child causing great bodily harm, a Class 3 felony, in exchange for his second count being dismissed.
McHenry County Judge Michael Coppedge sentenced the man to two years of probation, 100 hours of public service and ordered Wilson to be on electronic monitoring with a curfew during his probation period.
Coppedge also ordered Wilson to undergo psychiatric and drug/alcohol addiction treatment.
Wilson also had to register under the Violent Offender Against Youth Act.
Three months after Wilson was sentenced, McHenry County Assistant State’s Attorney Robert Ladd filed a petition to revoke the man’s probation.
Ladd said that Wilson violated his electronic monitoring in April 2020 when he admitted to going to a friend’s house on two separate occasions.
Prosecutors also said that Wilson failed to complete his public service hours and failed to pay his court fees and fines.
In addition, Wilson failed to obtain an evaluation for anger management and substance abuse, prosecutors said.
Earlier this month, a McHenry County judge approved an arrest warrant for Wilson after he failed to appear in court for a hearing regarding the petition to revoke his probation.
Jail records show Wilson was arrested Sunday evening and transported to the McHenry County Jail where he remains held on a $32,000 bond.
A court hearing is scheduled for Wednesday.