Jail time, probation in molestation case

Published: 4/24/2010 12:01 AM

In exchange for his guilty plea Friday to molesting a teenage minor over the course of more than 18 months, a 44-year-old former Bartlett man received a jail term and 30 months probation as a felony sex offender.

Cook County Circuit Court Judge James Etchingham sentenced William Kubovy III to 90 days in the Cook County Jail, where he will receive treatment from the Human Resource Development Institute, which provides counseling to jail inmates.

Kubovy, formerly of the 200 block of Primrose Lane, also pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor domestic battery charge. He was sentenced on that charge to two days in jail and received credit for the time served.

Defense attorney Michael Clancy argued against incarceration pointing out that his client has no prior convictions for sexual crimes and that he has been in counseling since the case began. The court noted Kubovy's lack of background but indicated the nature of the crime requires jail time.

"Keep in mind the impact this type of sexual contact has on the future of this young lady," Etchingham said.

Etchingham ordered Kubovy to present himself Sept. 1 to begin serving his jail sentence, explaining that delaying his incarceration will allow the defendant to continue working and fulfill his financial obligations to the victim.