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Naperville man accused of being sex predator

<p>Naperville resident Kevin J. Tucek, who is awaiting trial in a felony shoplifting case, remains in custody at Kane County Jail, after being charged with predatory criminal sexual assault of a child under the age of 13. | Courtesy of the Will County Sheriff's Office</p>

Naperville resident Kevin J. Tucek, who is awaiting trial in a felony shoplifting case, remains in custody at Kane County Jail, after being charged with predatory criminal sexual assault of a child under the age of 13. | Courtesy of the Will County Sheriff's Office

A Naperville man awaiting trial in a felony shoplifting case now stands accused of being a child sexual predator in Kane County.

Kevin J. Tucek is scheduled to be arraigned Friday in Kane County Circuit Court on two Class X felony counts of predatory criminal sexual assault of a child under the age of 13, according to court records. He remains in Kane County Jail on $150,000 bail.

A Class X felony charge carries a mandatory sentence of six to 30 years in prison upon conviction.

Tucek, 31, lives on the 2300 block of Weatherford Lane, in the Old Farm neighborhood on Naperville’s far south side. He is awaiting trial in Will County Circuit Court in Joliet on a felony charge of retail theft, and has been convicted of crimes that include drug possession, battery and damage to property.

Court documents indicated Tucek was investigated by agents of the Kane County Child Advocacy Center. The alleged sexual assaults occurred between August 2009 and March 2012, documents showed.

Records did not reveal the age or gender of Tucek’s alleged victim, or where he or she lives. Kane County prosecutors on Wednesday declined to comment on the matter, other than to say Tucek was acquainted with his alleged victim.

Tucek and his brother, Russell F. Tucek, were arrested about 4:30 p.m. Aug. 17, after they allegedly pushed a shopping cart filled with alcoholic beverages and other goods out the door of the recently-closed Dominick’s Finer Foods store near 95th Street and Route 59 in Naperville.

Police Cmdr. Lou Cammiso last summer said the brothers entered the store “and began loading up their shopping cart with liquor.”

Cammiso said police “were in the parking lot when Russell (Tucek) exited the store with the shopping cart. A struggle ensued as he resisted (arrest),” he said.

Kevin Tucek then came out of the store empty-handed and was also arrested, Cammiso said. The stolen merchandise had an estimated value of $1,000.

Russell Tucek, 28, also lives at the Weatherford Lane address. A judge on Dec. 20 convicted him of felony retail theft and sentenced him to three years in prison.

Kevin Tucek in December 2006 pleaded guilty to a felony charge of possession of a controlled substance. A Will County judge sentenced him to 56 days in jail, ordered him to perform 50 hours of community service work and placed him on two years of probation, according to court records.

He also has been convicted of two misdemeanor charges of property damage and one count of battery in three crimes that occurred between 2000 and 2005 in Naperville. Court records indicated he was placed on supervision in each case.

Russell Tucek in October 2012 was sentenced to two years in prison, after being found guilty of a charge of possession of a controlled substance. He survived after ingesting at least two packets of heroin on Dec. 14, 2011, in an attempt to hide the narcotic from police.

He and two other men were arrested in the incident, which occurred near a strip mall on Naperville’s far east side. One of the other men died in July 2012 at the age of 20, after overdosing on heroin in his family’s home in Naperville.

Russell Tucek also was sentenced to prison after being found guilty of a December 2005 forgery in Naperville.

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