A 10-year veteran of the McHenry County Sheriff’s Office stands accused of 10 counts of predatory sexual assault.
Gregory Pyle — a sergeant with a decade of service with the sheriff’s office -- peacefully surrendered to Illinois State Police investigators late Saturday evening following a joint investigation by ISP and McHenry County officials into allegations of sexual assault, according to a Sunday sheriff’s office release.
“We are deeply concerned any time a department member has violated the honor of this organization,” the sheriff’s office said in the release. “These allegations are serious, but should not tarnish the integrity of the hard working and dedicated men and women of this Office who risk their lives to serve and protect our communities everyday.”
The allegations were reported to officials Friday evening, spurring the investigation.
Pyle, 36, was immediately relieved of his powers and put on administrative leave, the sheriff’s office said.
Within 24 hours investigators and the McHenry County State’s Attorney’s Office reportedly determined probable cause and charges were levied — 10 counts of predatory sexual assault.
Pyle was arrested without incident late Saturday evening and was in custody on $200,000 bond, according to the sheriff’s office.
The investigation is ongoing, and officials did not release information regarding the circumstances of the allegations.
Pyle’s next court date is set for Jan. 27.