A registered sex offender was sentenced Friday to two years of probation for attending a children’s cheerleading program at a Carol Stream elementary school.
Michael Infelise, 30, of the 1300 block of Terry Road in Glendale Heights, pleaded guilty in June to a charge of being a child sex offender within a school zone. In addition to probation, he was sentenced to jail time served since his February arrest at Heritage Lakes Elementary School.
Infelise was charged after the parents of a 9-year-old girl reported his presence at an after-school cheerleading program sponsored by the Carol Stream Park District. Assistant State’s Attorney Mike Fisher said Infelise’s then-girlfriend was a coach and her daughter a participant.
Police arrested Infelise, who is barred from schools as a registered sex offender, when he returned Feb. 13.
Prosecutors sought 3˝ years in prison for Infelise, who became a registered sex offender after a 2003 case in which he was convicted of sexually abusing a 15-year-old girl. He served four years in that case, plus four years for a burglary-related arson that same year, authorities said.
In court Friday, Judge George Bakalis, who imposed the sentence, warned Infelise not to “mess up again.”
“I promise,” Infelise said.
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