McHenry County Sergeant Charged With Sexually Assaulting Child

Updated 01/09/12 – 4 p.m.

MCHENRY COUNTY, Ill. (STMW) — A 10-year veteran of the McHenry County Sheriff’s office — who also served as the office’s internet sex crimes computer specialist — is accused of 10 counts of predatory sexual assault involving an unspecified child in his family.

Gregory Pyle — a sergeant with a decade of service with the sheriff’s office — surrendered to Illinois State Police Saturday evening following a joint investigation by State Police and McHenry County officials into sexual assault allegations.

Pyle allegedly forced a juvenile related to him to perform sex acts on him several times between 2006 and 2010, said Michael Combs, chief of the McHenry County State’s Attorney’s criminal division. The child was under the age of 13.

The allegations were reported to officials Friday evening, spurring the investigation, said State Police spokeswoman Monique Bond.

Pyle, 36, of northwest suburban Crystal Lake, was immediately put on administrative leave, the sheriff’s office said. It only took investigators and the McHenry County State’s Attorney’s Office 24 hours to determine probable cause before charges were levied — 10 counts of predatory sexual assault.

Pyle was arrested without incident late Saturday evening. State Police took him to McHenry County Jail at 11:30 p.m. Saturday — and he was released 45 minutes later after posting $20,000 on $200,000 bond, jail officials said.

Each count Pyle faces has a sentencing range between six and 60 years, Combs said.

“We are deeply concerned any time a department member has violated the honor of this organization,” the sheriff’s office said in a release. “These allegations are serious, but should not tarnish the integrity of the hard working and dedicated men and women of this office who risk their lives to serve and protect our communities everyday.”

The sergeant was a member of the Illinois chapter of the Internet Crimes against Children Task Force — a subset of the U.S. Department of Justice and the Center for Missing and Exploited Children.

Calls to Pyle’s home Sunday evening were not answered and messages were not returned.

The investigation is ongoing. Pyle’s next court date is set for Jan. 27.

(Source: Sun-Times Media Wire © Chicago Sun-Times 2012. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.)

  • Afro

    Sure let him bond out so the pos can what go kill the little girl for ratting him out! I hope they keep a close eye on him and that little girl.

    • Afro

      Hell I guess it could have been a little boy either way this is one sick POS if he’s guilty.

  • Lyndia

    He is guilty and you damn well know it. Look at him, he’s a funny looking animal.
    He probably was crushing a little boy. Freak. Couldn’t he had found a consenting adult?

    • Afro

      He’s a white NWApe


  • Afro

    Well this pos is my uncle, nevertheless, hang him by his baII

    • Lyndia

      I knew you were stupid but you are also cold blooded and why do you always want to do something with a man’s balls? You always comment on a man’s balls: squeeze his balls, hang him by the balls, cut his balls off, is that all you know? Do you have a fetish with men balls? Why do you always want to hurt a man where it hurts the most? Are you mad because you were born without balls?

      • Roberta Waker

        I thought this area was for comments about the article, NOT to disrespect people and call them names. Kind of makes you look bad, don’t you think? As far as the article, how could he bond out within 45 minutes when it takes several hours to bond out anyone else charged with a crime? It’s already starting to look fishy in favor of this cop and I’ll bet he’s getting paid while he’s on administrative leave too.

  • Arjay

    His cousins Gomer and Goober are mighty ashamed.

  • Just Axin

    Lyndia- Now afro had no problem calling this guy out as a POS yet you feel the need to go after him because he wants this guy to be punished? Try to be consistent with some of your posts and then maybe people would take you seriously.

    • Roberta Waker

      Just Axin. You mean there are actually people that take Lyndia seriously? Really? Hope you’re wrong on that one. Commenters may not like all my comments , but I have the right to comment and try not to use name calling or insults because that is childish. I DO like your Just Axin name. Hope this cop pays and this isn’t swept under the rug if he’s guilty as he belongs in jail where the prisoners will be more than happy to take care off him.

    • Lyndia

      I don’t care nothing about nobody taking me serius. I speaks my mindless and says what I wants to says. I don’t need to make no sense, I don’t needs to works, I don’t needs to do nuthing. Y’all be paying for my food, my home, my drink, my drugs and fo me. I don’t be giving it away, you gots to pay.

  • Just Axin

    Roberta W- Of course no one takes Lyndia seriously! That was said just to get her blood pressure to increase a few points. I likes my name too, thanks!

  • missy

    This guy is a wigger

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