Man sentenced for abusing teen girls he met at church
By Erika Wurst firstname.lastname@example.org September 12, 2013 3:40PM
Kevin Freeman of Montgomery
Updated: October 15, 2013 7:12AM
A 28-year-old Montgomery man was sentenced to five years in prison this week for sexually abusing two teenage girls he met at an Oswego church.
Prosecutors said Kevin Freeman, 0-99 block of Shermead Road, met the girls, both 16 years old at the time, through his membership at St. Luke’s Lutheran Church, where he was a group leader to one of the victims.
As they were investigating one case, police identified a second victim. The abuse allegedly occurred in late 2010 through 2011, prosecutors said. Freeman was sentenced to two five-year terms for his conviction on two counts of criminal sexual abuse. The sentences will run concurrently.
“It is clear that this sex offender, in using his position, not only violated these young women, but also violated the trust placed in him by fellow church members and parents,” said Kendall County State’s Attorney Eric Weis. “This sentence should send a clear and succinct message that the abuse of children by those entrusted to keep them safe will not be tolerated.”
Freeman will have to register as a sex offender for the rest of his life, and will also be on mandatory supervised release, or parole, for four years following his release. Two of those years, he will be electronically monitored by the Department of Corrections.