A 58-year-old Algonquin man admitted to sexually assaulting and abusing three little girls under the age of 12 and was sentenced to 26 years in prison last week.
Richard Lampp, who was set to go before a jury on the two different cases which occurred in 2014 and 2016, pleaded guilty to two counts ofpredatory criminal sexual assault of a child under 13 involving one of the girls. In a separate case involving two other children he pleaded guilty to two counts of aggravated criminal sexual abuse.
For his guilty pleas additional charges were dismissed. Had he been convicted at trialon the most serious charges of predatory criminal sexual assault of a child under 13 he faced 120 years in prison.
Lampp was arrested in 2016 and will receive credit for time served. The predatory chargesmust be served at 85 percent and the abuse charges served at 50 percent, bringing total time to be served to 20.7 years, McHenry County Judge James Cowlin explained. He also will be a registered sex offender, be on mandatory supervised release for three years or for life, and could be committed indefinitely to the department of human services as a sexually violent offender.
Earlier this year authorities charged hm with child pornography involving one of the victims, but those charges were dismissed Friday.
Assistant State’s Attorney Sharyl Eisenstein read a letter to the judge written by the mother of two of the victims in which she called Lampp a “monster.”
“You are not human,” the mother wrote.
Concluding the hearing, Cowlin told the woman present in the courtroom that her children “are courageous and strong” and he wished them well.