Crime & Courts

Schaumburg man gets 4 years in sex case

WOODSTOCK – A Schaumburg man was sentenced on Tuesday to four years in prison after pleading guilty to sexual exploitation of a child.

Thomas K. Barr, 42, entered the plea as part of a deal with prosecutors accepted by Judge Joseph Condon. Additional charges, including battery and aggravated criminal sexual abuse, were dropped.

In addition to the prison sentence, Barr must serve one year of parole and register as a sex offender.

According to court documents, Barr unzipped the girl’s sweatshirt and fondled himself in her presence in October 2010.

Spring Grove Police Chief Tom Sanders previously said Barr was a friend of the victim’s family.

The department originally charged Barr with battery in the incident, but sought upgraded charges after DNA results from the Illinois State Police Crime Lab were returned, Sanders said.

– Sarah Sutschek

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