— A former northern Illinois sheriff's deputy who investigated
child pornography was sentenced Wednesday to 50 years in federal
prison on charges involving sex with a minor.
Gregory Pyle, 39,
of Crest Hill pleaded guilty last December, admitting that he
brought a boy over state lines to engage in sex acts and made
child pornography with the boy, The Northwest Herald (http://bit.ly/1r1mTjI)
sought the half-century sentence. Pyle had faced a 30-year minimum
sentence and up to life in prison.
Pyle is a former
McHenry County sheriff's deputy who prosecutors say once led that
department's child pornography investigations.
He admitted in
court documents that he took a 9-year-old boy from suburban
Chicago to Milwaukee in 2008, sexually abused him and posted the
He'd been with
the sheriff's department for 10 years when he was charged in 2012.
Pyle also has 10
pending counts of predatory sexual assault of a child in McHenry
County. He was arrested on those charges in January 2012 and
posted bond but was re-arrested the following August on the