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Lisle man sentenced in McHenry County to probation for having inappropriate contact with minor

Richie E. Okhiria, 27, of Lisle
Richie E. Okhiria, 27, of Lisle

A 27-year-old Lisle man accused of having sexual contact with a minor was sentenced to probation Thursday by a McHenry County judge.

Richie E. Okhiria, of the 5400 block of Burr Oak Drive, accepted a plea deal from the McHenry County State’s Attorney’s Office on Thursday and pleaded guilty to a felony count of aggravated criminal sexual abuse.

McHenry County Judge Michael Coppedge accepted the plea and sentenced Okhiria to two years of probation and ordered him to attend sex offender treatment. He additionally is required to register for life as a sex offender, prosecutors said.

In exchange for Okhiria’s guilty plea, prosecutors agreed to dismiss a less serious charge of soliciting a minor for a sex act and an additional count of aggravated criminal sexual abuse, records show.

According to a two-count criminal complaint, Okhiria was accused of engaging with a minor in a sexual act on Dec. 10, 2018. He also was accused of offering to pay a juvenile $200 in exchange for sex on Jan. 8, 2019.

Okhiria was at least five years older than the minor at the time, according to the complaint. McHenry police declined to specify the victim’s age, “citing the sensitivity of the case.” Should Okhiria fail to successfully complete his probation sentence, he would be required to serve 180 days in jail, records show.

Reached by phone Tuesday, one of Okhiria’s attorneys Adam Brown declined to comment.

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