Assistant state’s attorney says plea deal may be possible in Rokusek case; review set for Sept. 27

John Rokusek

John Rokusek | Photo courtesy of Adams County Jail

QUINCY — A plea deal may be imminent for a Quincy man facing nine counts of unauthorized videotaping.

Laura Keck, assistant state’s attorney for Adams County, said Tuesday morning in Adams County Circuit Court that her office recently completed a review of a computer as part of discovery in the case against John Rokusek, 60, of St. Louis. She asked Judge Roger Thomson to set the case for a status review of a possible plea for Sept. 27.

Rokusek did not appear in court on Tuesday. He was represented by his attorney, Dennis Woodworth.

Rokusek was arrested on Nov. 5, 2021. He allegedly recorded more than 200 videos of people in a locker room/restroom area without their permission while they were showering or changing clothes at Rokusek Design, a business he owned at 519 S. 18th, during a span of nearly a year in 2020 and 2021.

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.

Thomson noted it will have been almost a year since Rokusek’s arrest when the status hearing happens on Sept. 27.

“If it’s not resolved then, we’ll be picking a trial date,” Thomson said. “I’m just giving you fair warning.”

Three civil suits have been filed against Rokusek Design as well.

The first suit was filed Jan. 20 in Adams County Circuit Court on behalf of an unnamed plaintiff by Mariah Garcia, an attorney with Loevy & Loevy in Chicago. The plaintiff, a 33-year-old Quincy resident identified as “Jane Doe” in the suit, claims she has lost wages (bonuses), a potential reduction or loss of earning ability, and substantial emotional pain and suffering.

Two other civil suits were filed March 31 — one by Rachel Hahn and Jordan Hahn, and one by Jenna Jones and Stephen Jones.

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