Homeless Elgin man gets 8 years for failing to register as sex offender

SHARE Homeless Elgin man gets 8 years for failing to register as sex offender
DUNNER.jpg

Steven M. Dunner | Kane County state’s attorney’s office

A homeless northwest suburban man was sentenced to eight years in prison Thursday for failing to register as a sex offender.

In December, a judge convicted 45-year-old Steven M. Dunner of failure to register as a sexual offender, according to a statement from the Kane County state’s attorney’s office. Dunner had waived his right to a jury trial.

When Dunner registered between November 2014 and April 2015, he gave Elgin police false addresses, prosecutors said. He was convicted in 2009 of aggravated criminal sexual abuse, which put him into the registry; and was also been convicted of 11 other felonies between 1992 and 2009, including drug delivery and theft.

He was subject to a longer sentence because of his criminal history, prosecutors said. Dunner receives credit for at least 296 days served in the Kane County jail, where he has been held since his arrest.

The Latest
Lucas Giolito pitched six innings of two-run ball Monday night against the Angels.
When federal policies fail us, state and other local elected leaders can guide us on a different path. Vote.
Mayor Lori Lightfoot made the remark — which lit up the Twitter-verse — during a weekend appearance at Pride Fest in Grant Park. Six mayoral challengers said they were outraged by the comment.
Midtown Center’s summer program for Chicago youth opens in new Wicker Park location.