Todd M. Falkos, 39, of the first block of Sherwick Road in Oswego has been sentenced to 30 years in prison for sexually assaulting a child who lived in Yorkville several times.
According to court documents, Falkos had been charged with no less than nine counts of predatory criminal sexual assault, a class X felony, in Kendall and DeKalb counties.
Falkos pleaded guilty on Thursday to two separate counts of the crime in Kendall County and was sentenced to 15 years in prison on each, to be served sequentially. More prison time could be added depending on the outcome of his DeKalb County case.
Falkos was charged in January 2017 with eight counts of predatory criminal sexual assault in Kendall County, adding to a comparative charge already filed in nearby DeKalb County. At the time, then-Kendall County Assistant State’s Attorney Nemura Pencyla said he believed the charges in both counties all involved the same child.
According to Kendall County State’s Attorney Eric Weis, at the time, Falkos was a more distant family member from the child.
According to prosecutors, the victim reported in an interview a progression of assaults from Falkos, spreading over from 2007 to 2011 when the child was between the age of 3 and 7. Prosecutors also said in a news release that Sandwich and Yorkville police got a confession from Falkos.
According to DeKalb County court records, which indicate the alleged crime occurred May 1, 2011, Falkos was indicted in DeKalb County on January 6, 2017, on a single charge of predatory criminal sexual assault involving a victim younger than 13.
Kendall County court documents connected to eight charges Weis authorized. The charges include four counts at a location in Mulhern Court and four counts at a location on Tower Lane, both Yorkville locations, between March 31, 2007, and Jan. 31, 2011.
According to the charging documents, the statute of limitations was stretched out in accordance with a state law.
Weis said the sentence would not compensate for what Falkos did to the child, but that thinking about Falkos’ age, it ought to guarantee he wouldn’t ever have the capacity to assault another child again, as indicated by a news release.
“It took the courage of a child victim to begin the process of bringing this sexual predator to justice,” Weis said. (www.chicagotribune.com)
Weis summarized a statement the kid’s mom perused at sentencing, depicting how her child had trusted Falkos, and now might not have the capacity to trust anybody until the end of time.
“She described how Falkos had forever changed her child by his despicable actions,” Weis said. (www.chicagotribune.com)
According to Illinois law, Falkos, who was represented by a public defender, must serve at least 85 percent of his sentence. In the event that he is released from prison, Falkos would have to register for life as a child sex offender and finish a term of obligatory supervised release. Falkos’ DeKalb County case is still pending, with a status hearing set for Wednesday, and any sentence would add to his Kendall County time.