Another conference with judge, attorneys set for January in Rokusek case

John Rokusek

John Rokusek | Photo courtesy of Adams County Jail

QUINCY — A Quincy man who allegedly recorded more than 200 videos of people in a locker room/restroom area without their permission while they were showering or changing clothes will have another 402 conference on Jan. 26.

John Rokusek, 60, appeared in Adams County Circuit Court with his attorney, Denny Woodward, before Judge Mark Vincent. Rokusek’s case was removed from the January jury docket.

A 402 conference is a meeting that takes place at the request of the defendant and the consent of the prosecutor. At the conclusion, the judge can make a recommendation about what an appropriate sentence should be so the case can be resolved without going to trial.

A 402 conference was held Sept. 29 with Woodward, Judge Amy Lannerd and assistant state’s attorney Josh Jones. Rokusek then pled not guilty on Oct. 4, and the case was placed on the January docket.

Lannerd learned in October she was going to be assigned as a justice in the Fourth District Appellate Court and was removed from the case.

Rokusek allegedly committed the crimes at Rokusek Design, a business he owned at 519 S. 18th. He was arrested on Nov. 5, 2021. He is charged with nine counts of unauthorized video recording on Sept. 19, 2021; Aug. 16, 2020; Nov. 16, 2020; Dec. 27, 2020; Oct. 24, 2021; Nov. 1, 2021; Nov. 2, 2021; and twice on Nov. 4, 2021. Each count is a Class 4 felony and carries a sentence of one to three years in the Department of Corrections.

Rokusek is eligible for truth in sentencing at the rate of 50 percent. He is eligible for probation.

After posting 10 percent of his $10,000 bond, Rokusek was allowed to travel to Pennsylvania for treatment purposes. He since has left Quincy and now lives in the Soulard area of St. Louis.

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