Crime Brief

McHenry man sentenced to prison for sex offender registration violation

Illinois registration laws require convicted sex offenders to notify police within three days of moving to a new address.

A 35-year-old McHenry man was sentenced to prison Wednesday for failing to register as a sex offender at his new address.

McHenry County Judge Robert Wilbrandt sentenced Jeremy Krucek to five years in prison for failing to register as a sex offender at the Holiday Hills home where he was staying.

Illinois registration laws require convicted sex offenders to notify police within three days of moving to a new address. Krucek was convicted of the offense following a two-day jury trial that began June 21.

He now lives in the 100 block of Vernon Drive, McHenry, according to court records.

In late 2018 and early 2019, police learned that Krucek was living with a girlfriend in Holiday Hills, according to a news release that the McHenry County State’s Attorney’s Office sent Thursday.

Krucek previously registered a home address in Port Barrington but didn’t notify officers when he began staying at the home in Holiday Hills, marking his fourth conviction for an offense related to a sex offender registration violation, according to the release.

He remained at the McHenry County Jail on Thursday awaiting transportation to the Illinois Department of Corrections.