Elgin man gets 12 years for sexually assaulting girl for over a decade

SHARE Elgin man gets 12 years for sexually assaulting girl for over a decade

Bruce Puchek | Kane County state’s attorney’s office

A northwest suburban man has been sentenced to 12 years in prison for sexually assaulting a young girl for more than 10 years.

Bruce A. Puchek, 60, pleaded guilty Thursday to criminal sexual assault in exchange for the 12-year sentence, according to the Kane County state’s attorney’s office. Circuit Judge Susan Clancy Boles accepted the plea.

Puchek, of the 2900 block of Shamrock Circle in Elgin, sexually assaulted the girl, whom he knew, between May 2001 and July 2013, prosecutors said. The victim, who was under 18, eventually told her mother, who contacted the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services to make a report.

In addition to the 12-year prison term, Puchek must register for life as a sex offender, prosecutors said. By law, he must serve at least 85 percent of his sentence, and was given credit for 600 days served in the Kane County Jail.

The Latest
“It was only because the patient received high-quality CPR immediately that she survived,” said a trauma physician at Stroger Hospital.
“If we had a quarterback last year, we could have won state,” Raiders coach John Ivlow said.
Someone wake Matt Nagy: This play is what the Justin Fields offense is supposed to look like.
The Bears’ pass rush looked good with Quinn and Al-Quadin Muhammad playing together for the first time. Matt Eberflus misses a challenge opportunity. And Trevor Siemian has looked competent as the backup quarterback.