A Villa Park man once described by DuPage County prosecutors as having an “obsessive preoccupation with young boys” and being “every parent’s worst nightmare” is charged with sexual exploitation of a child – sex act inside Wrigley Field this weekend, according to the Chicago Police Department.
|Gregor in 2010 (DuPage County Sheriff)
Nichols J. Gregor was taken into custody shortly before 4 o’clock Saturday afternoon as the Cubs played the Arizona Diamondbacks. He was detained in the stadium’s right field holding cell until police arrived, according to a source.
CPD’s office of News Affairs declined to provide details of the alleged incident on Sunday, but the charge filed is used when a person engages in a sex act while knowing that a child is viewing the activity.
Gregor received a six-month jail sentence for videotaping boys in a St. Charles swimming pool locker room and bathroom in 2010, according to DuPage County records. He was also given 30 months of “special sex offender probation” and was ordered to stay away from minors during the probation.
The Chicago Tribune reported at the time that an 11-year-old boy told a swimming coach and a parent that Gregor was “carrying a small camera in the crook of his arm [and] stood next to the youth at the urinal, hiding the camera with his coat, and aiming the camera at the boy.”
Investigators found a “massive collection of child pornography” at Gregor’s home after his arrest in the case, according to the Tribune. The report said Gregor may have been surreptitiously videotaping boys for four years.
DuPage authorities also accused Gregor of having “live online chats with boys while posing as a blond girl,” according to a 2011 Daily Herald report.
At his sentencing, Gregor “apologized for ‘scaring people.’”