Kevin Freeman, 28, of the 0-99 block of Shermead Road, Montgomery, was charged with having sexually abused two different victims late 2010 through 2011.
The investigation began with he Oswego Police Department, which found another potential victim. The information was forwarded on to the Kendall County Sheriff's Office.
In both instances, said Weis, Freeman knew or became familiar with the victims, both 16 years old at the time, through membership at St. Luke's Lutheran Church in Oswego. In one instance he was the the youth group leader.
"It is clear that this sex offender, in using his position, not only violated these young women, but also violated the trust placed in him by fellow church members and parents," stated Weis. "This sentence should send a clear and succinct message that the abuse of children by those entrusted to keep them safe will not be tolerated."
Freeman will be required to register as a sex offender for the rest of his natural life.
He will also be on mandatory supervised release for 14 years after his prison sentence, two of which he will be electronically monitored by the Department of Corrections.