Plainfield man sentenced in Kendall County sexual abuse case

YORKVILLE - A Kendall County judge has found a Plainfield man guilty of aggravated criminal sexual abuse in connection with incidents involving a 16 year-old that occurred over 20 years ago in the Kendall County portion of Aurora.

In a statement, the Kendall County State’s Attorney’s Office said Stephen Adams, 58, of the 6900 bock of Clearwater Drive, was sentenced last week by Judge Robert Pilmer to four years of sex offender probation and 90 days in the Kendall County Jail.

Adams will also have to undergo sex offender specific counseling, pay more than $26,000 in restitution to the victim for counseling and medication, and will be required to register as a sex offender for ten years.

Adams and his family met the then young victim and her family in the late 1990s through a church in the suburbs, according to the statement.

The victim disclosed the sexual abuse to authorities in 2018 which prompted a police investigation resulting in charges against Adams in Kendall and Kane counties. The charges against Adams in Kane County are still pending.

Kendall County State’s Attorney Eric Weis commended Judge Pilmer’s consideration of the evidence at trial and at the sentencing hearing, and praised the hard work and dedication of the Aurora Police Department for their investigation and pursuit of justice for the victim.

Weis also commended First Assistant Mark Shlifka for his efforts in securing the conviction and sentence.

“Child-victims of sexual abuse are the most vulnerable of victims. I applaud the courage of this victim to finally come forward to assure that justice was done,” Weis said in the statement.

Attorney Philip Nathe represented Adams.