Prosecutors say the owner of the Huntley Dairy Mart, which employs teens, is a threat to children and should not be around them after he was arrested for creating child pornography in Crystal Lake.
Christopher S. Hopp, 38, of Crystal Lake, was charged with two counts of production of child pornography, two counts of possession of child pornography, two counts of unauthorized video recording, possession with intent to deliver psilocybin, unlawful possession of psilocybin, four counts of possession of a firearm with a revoked FOID, possession of ammunition without a FOID and two counts of child endangerment.
Hopp and his wife, Corinne E. Breskovich, 42, of Crystal Lake, own Windy City Landholdings LLC.
The company purchased Huntley Dairy Mart, a popular food and ice cream restaurant in Huntley, in late 2022, according to records from the McHenry County Recorder’s Office.
Breskovich was charged with two counts of child endangerment, four counts of possession of a firearm without a FOID, possession of ammunition without a FOID, possession with intent to deliver psilocybin and unlawful possession of psilocybin.
Criminal complaints filed in McHenry County Circuit Court allege Hopp and Breskovich possessed with the intent to deliver more than 200 grams of a substance containing psilocybin.
Court documents show investigators executed a search warrant on January 26 at their residence in the 800 block of Wedgewood Drive in Crystal Lake.
Investigators found a “psilocybin mushroom grow operation” in the basement of the home, court documents show.
Psilocybin mushrooms and psilocybin mushroom seeds, which totaled 236 grams, were recovered.
Investigators also recovered a scale, numerous mason jars and approximately $2,000 in cash near the psilocybin products.
Investigators found Breskovich and Hopp in possession of a Taurus PT22 pistol, a Remington 12 gauge shotgun, a Remington 22 long rifle and a Ruger 357 magnum.
They also recovered ammunition for the firearms.
Breskovich and Hopp did not have Firearm Owners Identification (FOID) cards on their person, the complaint said. Hopp has a revoked FOID, the complaint added.
The complaints said Breskovich and Hopp knowingly caused the life and health of two children, a 6-year-old and a 16-year-old, to be endangered by having the firearms unsecured in the home along with the drugs and ammunition accessible to them.
One of the complaints alleges that Hopp created child pornography by secretly video recording a juvenile girl on multiple occasions.
The juvenile apparently did not realize she was being recorded while she was undressed in a bathroom and bedroom, the complaint said.
McHenry County Assistant State’s Attorney Brian Miller filed a motion to modify bail conditions on Wednesday.
Miller said in the motion that Hopp has been ordered to have no contact with the juvenile victim but that his business, the Huntley Dairy Mart, employs teenage girls.
The business is frequented by children on a regular basis, Miller said, arguing that Hopp “should not be spending time with any minor children.”
“Upon information and belief, the State believes that the defendant is a threat to minor children,” Miller said.
The motion asks that a judge enter an order prohibiting contact with any children while he is out on bond.
Hopp was released from the McHenry County Jail last week after posting 10% of his $400,000 bond.
Breskovich was also released after posting 10% of her $150,000 bond.
A hearing on the state’s attorney’s office’s motion to modify Hopp’s bond is scheduled for Tuesday.
Breskovich is scheduled to appear in court again on February 17 for a preliminary hearing.