A convicted sex offender who was caught living near a school in Crystal Lake and had failed to register with authorities has been sentenced to 60 days in jail.
Nicholas M. Narish, 37, was charged with failure to register as a sex offender, a Class 2 felony, and sex offender residing within 500 feet of a school, a Class 4 felony.
A grand jury indictment alleges Narish established residence at a home in the 6100 block of East Hillside Road in unincorporated Crystal Lake in August 2020.
He failed to notify the McHenry County Sheriff’s Office in accordance with his sex offender registry requirements, the indictment said.
The residence on Hillside Road was also within 500 feet of Prairie Ridge High School, 6000 Dvorak Drive in Crystal Lake.
In 2017, Narish was convicted of sexual exploitation of a child for an incident in the parking lot of a Wendy’s in Crystal Lake, court documents show.
On Thursday, Narish entered into a negotiated plea deal with the McHenry County State’s Attorney’s Office.
He pleaded guilty to sex offender residing within 500 feet of a school, a Class 4 felony, in exchange for his more serious Class 2 felony charge being dismissed, court records show.
McHenry County Judge Michael Coppedge approved the plea deal and sentenced Narish to 60 days in the McHenry County Jail.
Narish was also sentenced to two years of probation and ordered to pay $2,913 in court fines and fees.
Narish is scheduled to be released from the jail on May 5, jail records show.