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updated: 2/18/2014 2:22 PM

Prison for Rolling Meadows man who molested teen

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A Rolling Meadows man on Tuesday pleaded guilty to molesting a 16-year-old girl as she slept on the couch in his home.

In exchange for his guilty plea to criminal sexual assault, Peter Henneken, 34, was sentenced to 14 years in prison and ordered to register as a sex offender for the rest of his life.

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Henneken apologized to the victim and to his own family.

Acknowledging Henneken's remorse, Cook County Judge Bridget Hughes noted for the record that Henneken has no serious criminal background.

After the victim fell asleep at Henneken's house one night in April 2013, she awoke to find the defendant performing a sexual act, said Cook County Assistant State's Attorney Shilpa Patel. The teen pretended to be asleep "because she didn't know what else to do," Patel said.

Henneken, who participated in a treatment program at the Cook County Jail, received credit for 654 days in custody. He must complete 85 percent of his sentence before he is eligible for parole.

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