Joshua Radetski, 46, of Lake Zurich.

A Lake Zurich man has been sentenced to seven years in prison after prosecutors say he traveled to Will County to meet with a child for sex and was also found with child sexual abuse images.

Joshua Radetski, 46, of Lake Zurich, was sentenced Tuesday to three years in prison for child pornography, a Class 2 felony, and four years for indecent solicitation of a child, a Class 3 felony.

Radetski pleaded guilty to the charges and was sentenced by Will County Circuit Judge Amy Bertani-Tomczak.

The Joliet Police Department was dispatched on October 7, 2021, to La Mex restaurant on Jefferson Street after it was reported that Radetski was putting on a wig and another person was filming him.

Will County State’s Attorney James Glasgow said the person informed the officers that he had created a fake profile on a dating app through which he communicated to Radetski as a 16-year-old girl named “Kelly.”

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They later communicated through text messages and Radetski texted “Kelly” regarding his desire to engage in explicit sexual acts with her, Glasgow said.

The two communicated about meeting up at La Mex for sex.

The police were notified after Radetski arrived at the meeting location.

Glasgow said Radetski admitted to messaging who he believed to be a 16-year-old girl to meet up at La Mex for sex.

Police confiscated his cell phone and found it contained images of child pornography, including images of girls under the age of 13 being sexually assaulted by men.

The cell phone also led investigators to another child with whom Radetski had been having “sexual encounters” in Cook County.

“Joshua Radetski preyed upon young girls, fueled by the revolting images of child pornography he kept on his cell phone,” Glasgow said.

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“The children in those images are also victims and, because images are permanent and available through almost every internet platform, these victims are left with a lifetime of re-victimization by knowing their abuse will always be on the internet for anyone to see,” Glasgow added.

The two prison sentences will run consecutively and be served at 50% in accordance with truth-in-sentencing guidelines.

Radetski will also serve a 10-year registration period on the Illinois Sex Offender Registry.

He will receive 733 days credit for time served in jail and on electronic monitoring on the child pornography sentence and 882 days credit on the indecent solicitation of a child sentence.

Radetski will additionally be serving six years each for two counts of child pornography and six years for aggravated criminal sexual abuse in the Cook County case.

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