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Minooka man sentenced to prison for failing to register as sex offender

Paul M. Geiss
Paul M. Geiss

YORKVILLE – A Minooka man previously convicted of the sexual abuse of a teenaged victim more than a decade ago has been sentenced for failing to register as a sex offender last month.

Paul M. Geiss, 35, of the 900 block of Route 52, Minooka was sentenced to 6 years in the Illinois Department of Corrections on June 24 by Kendall County Chief Judge Robert Pilmer for failing to register as a sex offender back in late June, according to a Monday, July 6 news release from Kendall County State’s Attorney Eric Weis. Geiss will have to serve 3 years of parole after completion of his prison term, per the news release.

Weis said in the news release the arrest and prosecution of Geiss took place after an investigation conducted by the Kendall County Sheriff’s Office Sex Offender Compliance Division. The investigation focused on the known and unknown locations in which Geiss was allegedly employed at during late 2018 through early 2019.

According to the Illinois Sex Offender Database, Geiss was convicted of the initial sexual assault or abuse crime in DuPage County. He was 22 years old and the victim was 15 at the time of the crime, per registry information.

According to DuPage County court records, Geiss initially was found guilty of criminal sexual abuse of a victim between the ages of 13 and 16 in September 2007.

Weis said in the release that, according to Illinois law, sex offenders are required to provide local law enforcement with items of information on a regular basis and must keep that information current. That information includes where they live, where they work, their phone numbers and other information required for convicted sex offenders under the law and is vital to track and monitor sex offenders within Kendall County, especially for some individuals who repeatedly do not adhere to those requirements, Weis said in the news release.

This was Geiss’s fourth violation of his sex offender registration requirements, according to the news release.

Assistant State’s Attorney Frank Gorup prosecuted Geiss, according to the news release. Attorney Brian Erwin represented Geiss.

• This story has been updated to correct the name of the Illinois Sex Offender Database. Record Newspapers regrets the error.

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