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Registered sex offender sentenced for presence in school zone

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A 29-year-old Buffalo Grove man pleaded guilty last week to violating a law that prohibits a convicted sex offender from being present in a school zone, court clerk records show.

In exchange for Gregory Gentles' guilty plea to the Class 4 felony, a Cook County judge sentenced him to 4 years in prison, with credit for 185 days he has spent in custody since his arrest last fall, court records show. Additionally, the judge ordered Gentles to pay $1,145 in fines.

Court records show that Gentles was convicted in 2010 of exposing himself to two children, ages 11 and 12, as they walked home from a Buffalo Grove elementary school.

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