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Klemencic sentenced to jail

Published: Wednesday, Dec. 18, 2013 2:27 p.m. CDT • Updated: Wednesday, Dec. 18, 2013 2:29 p.m. CDT

PRINCETON — A Bureau man has pleaded guilty to the Class 3 felony of failure to register as a sex offender.

Joseph L. Klemencic, 33, entered his plea of guilty on Nov. 26 in Bureau County Court before Circuit Judge Marc Bernabei. Klemencic was placed on two years non-reporting probation, ordered to pay fines, fees and court costs of $777 and ordered to serve four months in the Bureau County Jail

Klemencic was represented in court by Public Defender Michael Henneberry. Prosecuting the case State's Attorney Patrick Herrmann.

On March 18, 2008, Klemencic was convicted of aggravated criminal sexual abuse in Bureau County and was sentenced to four years in the Illinois Department of Corrections. As a result of that conviction, he was required to register as a sex offender with the Bureau County Sheriff's Department. Klemencic was compliant with his registration and had last registered with the sheriff's department on Sept. 14, 2012. The Sex Offender Registration Act requires sex offenders to register every year. Because Klemencic failed to re-register with the sheriff's department as of Oct. 4, 2013, he was charged with failure to register as a sex offender. He was still residing at his registered address.

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