Crime & Courts

Judge sentences ex-McHenry man to jail, probation on sex abuse charge

Nicholas Nowicki
Nicholas Nowicki

WOODSTOCK – A McHenry County judge sentenced a former McHenry man to two years’ probation after he admitted to sexually abusing a 21-year-old woman in 2015.

Nicholas J. Nowicki, 34, pleaded guilty Tuesday to an amended charge of aggravated criminal sexual abuse, a Class 2 felony. The felony charge is punishable by three to seven years in prison or probation.

Judge Sharon Prather accepted the plea agreement. Nowicki previously pleaded guilty in August to one count of criminal sexual assault, but that charge was not probationable so he pleaded guilty to an amended charge.

In addition to probation, Nowicki was sentenced to 365 days in McHenry County Jail. He will receive credit for the time already served in jail since his 2015 arrest. He also will pay a $500 fine and court costs, and he will be required to register as a sex offender. All other charges against him were dismissed by the state’s attorney’s office.

His attorney, Assistant Public Defender Angelo Mourelatos, said Nowicki will serve his probation in Cook County where he now resides.

Nowicki was arrested and charged in May 2015 with two counts of criminal sexual assault.

Prosecutors previously said the woman told police she was having trouble sleeping and ingested a Klonopin from her mother. The woman reportedly told police that she woke up as Nowicki was having sex with her.

She said she told police that Nowicki allegedly punched her in the face and she passed out. The victim said she then woke up a second time with Nowicki again on top of her, prosecutors previously said.

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