Man who videotaped young girl in Target dressing room jailed

A man convicted of video taping a young girl at a McHenry department store in 2014 admitted Thursday he violated his yearlong probation and was re-sentenced to 30 days in jail.

Daniel J. Strentz, 33, of Des Plaines, entered a negotiated plea of guilty on July 13, 2016 to an amended charge of misdemeanor unauthorized video recording. He was originally charged with felony unauthorized video recording and live video transmission.

For that original charge he also was sentenced to 180 days, but received credit for time served at the required day-for-day and a portion was stayed pending compliance with probation, according to court records and prosecutors.

Strentz, who lived in Richmond at the time of his arrest, was accused of putting a recording device inside a changing room at the Target store in McHenry. At the time the room was occupied by a 14-year-old girl, according to the criminal complaint filed in the McHenry County courthouse.

In court on Thursday Assistant State’s Attorney Mary Ann Scholl said Strentz violated his probation last summer when he committed the offense of disorderly conduct in Streamwood. He was found guilty earlier this year of a class c disorderly conduct after a trial in Cook County, Scholl said.

According to Wisconsin Circuit Court website, in 2015 Strentz pleaded guilty to two counts of criminal “invade privacy/use surveillance device.” In this case he was accused of illegally video taping two people in a dressing room at Target in Lake Geneva, according to the website.

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