Lemont man guilty of molesting teen
BY JON SEIDEL Sun-Times Media firstname.lastname@example.org May 10, 2012 4:04PM
Greg A. Voegtlin
Updated: May 11, 2012 2:34PM
Will County jurors convicted a Lemont man Thursday of repeatedly molesting a teenage girl between 2003 and 2007.
Greg A. Voegtlin, 44, watched this week as his victim told jurors how he started sexually abusing her in May 2003, when she was 14.
Attorneys said the victim told her family about the abuse in 2010 — prompting an intervention with Voegtlin — and she went to the police in 2011.
Voegtlin’s attorney, Steven Haney, told jurors the prosecutors lacked evidence. He said the sexual abuse didn’t happen, and he raised questions about the victim’s delay in reporting the crime.
Assistant state’s attorneys Jessica Colon-Sayre and Anna Rossi pointed to the victim’s testimony as evidence, though, and they said she had no reason to lie.
“Sometimes people who are abused don’t tell people right away,” Rossi said.
Jurors convicted Voegtlin on three counts of aggravated criminal sexual abuse after less than two hours of deliberations, and he was taken into police custody.
Judge Richard Schoenstedt set a July 12 sentencing hearing, and Voegtlin’s potential punishment ranges from probation to 21 years in prison.