November 30, 2005

Sex offender faces penalty for working near children

Chicago Tribune

By Richard Wronski
Tribune staff reporter
Published November 30, 2005

A judge will be asked to revoke the probation of a convicted sex offender found volunteering at a Mt. Prospect church where children attended preschool, officials said Tuesday.

Gregg A. Bornhoeft, 49, is scheduled to appear in Cook County court Dec. 9 on a charge of violating a provision of the Sex Offenders Registration Act, which prohibits offenders from working at or associating with any facility or program involving children.

Bornhoeft was a volunteer until last month at Community Presbyterian Church, 407 N. Main St., doing part-time electrical and carpentry work, said Cmdr. John Palcu of the sheriff's sex offender unit.

He also was undergoing counseling with the church's pastor, Rev. Gregory Rykse.

Posted by kshaw at November 30, 2005 08:52 AM