A Wonder Lake man has been sentenced to 12 years in prison for grooming a child online and traveling to Michigan where he picked her up, brought her back to McHenry and sexually abused her.
Mark L. Bock, 46, of the 3600 block of Fawn Lane in Wonder Lake, was charged in June initially with five counts of aggravated criminal sexual abuse, traveling to meet a minor, indecent solicitation, grooming and harboring a runaway.
He was later charged additionally with nine counts of child pornography.
A criminal complaint alleged that Bock communicated over the internet with a child in early June in an attempt to commit a sex offense.
Bock traveled to Detroit, Michigan on June 6 and brought the 16-year-old girl back to McHenry, according to McHenry police.
The parents of the juvenile were not aware of what happened and reported her missing to the Detroit Police Department.
Bock allegedly committed several sex acts with the girl at the Super 8 hotel in McHenry on June 8 and June 9, the complaint and police said.
Officers with the McHenry Police Department arrested Bock on June 10 after responding to a call from the victim.
Investigators later found that Bock had child pornography in his possession.
McHenry County Judge Michael Feetterer ordered Bock held in the McHenry County Jail on a $100,000 bond.
Bock has remained held in the jail since his arrest. He recently entered into a negotiated plea deal with the McHenry County State’s Attorney’s Office.
Bock pleaded guilty to aggravated criminal sexual abuse, a Class 2 felony, and child pornography, a Class 2 felony, in exchange for his other charges being dismissed.
McHenry County Judge James Cowlin approved the plea deal on Wednesday.
Cowlin sentenced Bock to seven years in the Illinois Department of Corrections for the sexual abuse charge and five years for the child pornography charge.
Bock will also be required to register as a sex offender.
He remains held in the jail awaiting transport to a state prison.