State’s Attorney Glasgow Announces William Dominiak Sentenced to 50 Years for Predatory Criminal Sexual Assault of a Child

JOLIET –Will County State’s Attorney James Glasgow has announced that Circuit Judge Daniel Rippy today sentenced William Dominiak, 74, of Joliet, to 50 years in the Illinois Department of Corrections for Predatory Criminal Sexual Assault of a Child, a Class X felony. Dominiak pleaded guilty on October 14, 2021, to sexual intercourse with a girl under 13 years of age over a two-year period from 2009 and 2011 when the victim was 6 to 7 years old.

“William Dominiak is a horrific child predator who used this young girl for his own sexual gratification through fear and manipulation, all while appearing to the outside world as a wholesome, godly man. He showed his true character to the outside world at today’s sentencing hearing – not only did he refuse to make any statement of remorse for his conduct, but went on to say that the abuse was exaggerated,” Glasgow said. “The bravery of the girl who came forward in this case should be recognized. She and her family face a long journey of working to heal and recover that no child or family should have to face because she endured the sick and selfish ongoing acts of sexual abuse perpetrated by William Dominiak.”

Dominiak has been jailed in the Will County Detention Center since December 3, 2018, and will receive 1143 days of credit for time served.  He will also have to register as a sexual predator for the rest of his life.

Glasgow thanked ASAs Jeffrey Brown and Kelly Tebo, Victim Witness Advocate Danette Pasdertz, Will County Children’s Advocacy Center Forensic Interviewer Cruz Arzuaga, and recently retired Joliet Police Detective Shawn Filipiak for their considerable work and commitment to justice in this case.

The child in this case was interviewed at the Will County CAC, which was founded by Glasgow in 1995 to provide hope, healing, and justice to sexually abused children. The CAC uses a collaborative approach to taking a child’s statement with multi-disciplinary team members that include law enforcement, mental health professionals, prosecution, and child protective services (DCFS), with the child telling their story once to a trained forensic interviewer who asks the questions in a non-leading manner in a way that does not re-traumatize the child.  This protects the integrity of the information gathered and allows prosecutors and investigators to thoroughly assess possible criminal offenses that may have been committed.