A convicted sex offender is facing new charges after he was caught videotaping juveniles using the men’s public restroom at Wrigley Field during a Chicago Cubs game last Saturday, according to the Office of Cook County State’s Attorney Anita Alvarez.
Nichols Gregor, 37, of Villa Park, appeared in court today charged with three counts of Unauthorized Video Recording. Gregor was convicted on child pornography charges in DuPage County in 2010 and is required to register as a sex offender for his lifetime.
According to prosecutors, on June 4, 2016, Gregor was at the open urinals in one of the men’s restrooms at Wrigley Field when a witness in the restroom noticed Gregor pointing an object at a juvenile’s genitals. The witness confronted Gregor and then held him until Wrigley Field security and Chicago Police arrived.
Officers recovered electronic equipment, including a recording device, from Gregor and a review of the electronic equipment revealed video recordings of males using the urinals, some of whom appear to be under 18 years of age.
Gregor appeared at a bond hearing today at the Leighton Criminal Courts Building in Chicago, where Judge Maria Kiriakos-Ciesil held the defendant without bail. Gregor’s next court date is June 24.
The public is reminded that criminal charging documents contain allegations that are not evidence of guilt. The defendant is presumed innocent and is entitled to a fair trial at which the state has the burden of proving guilt beyond a reasonable doubt.