A McHenry County man, who is a serial window peeper, has been sentenced to three years in prison for peeping into the homes of multiple women in Woodstock.
Dustin D. Hanabarger, 34, of Union, was charged in 2021 and 2022 with a total of four counts of disorderly conduct, a Class 4 felony.
The most recent case alleged that Hanabarger was seen looking through a window of a residence “under the cover of darkness” on September 16, 2022, according to a criminal complaint.
The incident occurred at an apartment building in the 1400 block of Commons Drive in Woodstock.
Hanabarger was arrested by the Woodstock Police Department the next day.
McHenry County Assistant State’s Attorney Ashur Youash said Hanabarger committed the offense while out on bond in three window peeping cases in McHenry County.
Court records show the three additional pending window peeping cases occurred in Woodstock.
Youash said in court documents that the victim in a February 2022 window peeping case, which occurred on Seminary Avenue, was upset that Hanabarger had been released on bond after he had been arrested.
The woman suffers from anxiety about Hanabarger being “free,” Youash said.
The victim in a June 2022 window peeping case, which occurred on Willow Brooke Drive, felt unsafe after Hanabarger was released from custody following that incident, Youash said.
The fourth window-peeping case against Hanabarger occurred in December 2020 on Leah Lane in Woodstock.
Hanabarger was previously convicted of window peeping offenses in 2011 in McHenry County and in 2020 in Lee County, Youash said.
Court records show Hanabarger entered into a negotiated plea deal with the McHenry County State’s Attorney’s Office this week.
He pleaded guilty to two counts of disorderly conduct in exchange for his other two counts being dismissed.
McHenry County Judge Tiffany Davis approved the plea deal and sentenced Hanabarger to three years in the Illinois Department of Corrections on both charges.
The sentences will be served concurrently and at 50%.
Hanabarger is still facing separate McHenry County cases for violating an order of protection, driving under the influence and contributing to the delinquency of a minor.