A former United Township school resource officer and East Moline police officer will undergo a doctor’s evaluation before being sentenced for felony possession of child pornography.
Kirk A. DeGreve, 48, of Moline, will undergo an evaluation Jan. 11, 2021, and was granted a status hearing set for Jan. 14, 2021, before a sentencing date is determined.
That decision was made Thursday in the Rock Island County Courthouse.
DeGreve pleaded guilty to felony possession of child porn in October as part of plea deal. In exchange for that plea, the Rock Island County State’s Attorney dismissed three charges, including two counts of felony criminal sexual assault.
Fourteenth Judicial Circuit Associate Judge Norma Klauzlarich said a sentencing hearing will be set up between DeGreve’s attorney, the special prosecutor and the court administration.
As part of the partially negotiated plea deal, prosecutors agreed the most prison time DeGreve could receive is three years in the Illinois Department of Corrections. The felony he pleaded guilty in October normally carries a sentencing range of between two to five years in state prison.
DeGreve was a school resource officer at United Township High School until August 2019 when the Illinois State Police investigated allegations against DeGreve of inappropriate contact with and criminal sexual assault of a UTHS student.
DeGreve was arrested in January 2020.
The alleged assaults occurred between June 16, 2019, and July 15, 2019, and between July 15, 2019, and Aug. 10, 2019, according to court documents. He also allegedly possessed "a photograph" and "similar visual reproduction or depiction" of a child.
DeGreve was placed on administrative leave from the East Moline Police Department after his January arrest until he resigned from the department July 4.