Fla. Man Convicted Of Sex Crimes With Disabled Frankfort Teen

JOLIET, Ill. (STMW) — A Will County jury took about an hour Friday to convict a Florida man for having sex with a disabled 13-year-old southwest suburban Frankfort girl after he seduced her by cell phone, attorneys said.

Jon J. Filipkowski, 33, faced charges of traveling to meet a minor and several counts of aggravated criminal sexual abuse.

His attorney declined to comment after a week-long trial ended with a guilty verdict on every charge.

Jurors heard graphic testimony that began Tuesday when the victim, now 14, took the stand. The girl said she met Filipkowski in an Internet chat room in April 2010 as he posed as a 13-year-old boy. She said he used a different name and sent her a fake photograph. They traded hundreds of messages a day, she said, and she eventually fell in love with him.

The victim sometimes bowed her head on the witness stand as a prosecutor read their increasingly explicit messages aloud. Their relationship continued after he revealed his true identity, even though she said it made her feel sick and violated.

Prosecutors said he eventually drove up from Jensen Beach, Fla., to have sex with the girl in a Mokena hotel in June 2010.

 (Source: Sun-Times Media Wire © Chicago Sun-Times 2010. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.)

Chuck Pelkie, a spokesman for Will County State’s Attorney James Glasgow, said he hopes the verdict helps the family and the victim move forward. He also said crimes like Filipkowski’s are a major concern.

“It’s a horrific thing, and they get a great deal of attention from our office,” Pelkie said.

Filipkowski’s sentencing is scheduled for Aug. 10.

  • Roberta Waker

    Take a key and lock him up for a long, long time. Bet they’re waiting for him in jail – such a nice sweet thing. . . Soon he will learn that prisoners don’t take kindly to child molesters.

  • find your self

    Hey dude don’t bens over to fast oh wow to late you are going to get your way more that you gave it to a little girl how stupid can you be to do that to a child she lost her inocents to a moran and you will pay every day what you did to a child

  • Cutiss

    Where are the parents of the disabled girl. Or any caretakers to supervise with whom and from where her friends are. If you cannot help the infirm or any disabled person then place them in a nursing home where they will be monitored 24 hours a day. Now, this felon what was he doing free to roam and catch all innocent girls to rape them or murder them? Who was supervising him? and for how long? Fire the officer who failed to do his job.

  • adam12

    If I would of been the parent I wouldn’t of called the police. I would of had her arrange a second meeting and I would of been hiding around the corner with my 12 gauge. I would of been both his judge and his executioner.

  • ET

    Nasty, Nasty and more Nasty. The parents have a right to feel bad, they allowed a disabled CHILD to peruse the internet unsupervised. They should have been checking her history weekly. Why was she allowed to go out alone? If you know you have a disabled child then you know mentally she can’t make the right decisions, so she would have to supervised 24 hours a day. What was the mother doing? What was the father doing? Where were her foster parents? I can say one thing for him, when he gets to jail hopefully he is going to spend the rest of his life wearing a diaper caused by too many inmates having their way with him. The guys who have plans for him will most likely abuse him daily and yep it will probably hurt at first, but he’ll get used to it. Nasty slob.

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