A 37-year-old man who was described as “every parent’s worst nightmare” has been sentenced to 8 years in prison for filming boys while they used urinals at Wrigley Field last June.
Nichols Gregor pleaded guilty to aggravated criminal sexual abuse and unlawful videotaping Wednesday.
A parent saw Gregor filming boys with a hidden camera as he stood at a stadium urinal on June 4, 2016, while the Cubs played the Arizona Diamondbacks.
Police recovered four videos of minors from Gregor’s camera that were filmed earlier the same day at Wrigley, prosecutors said.
Gregor previously 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 DuPage County sentencing, Gregor “apologized for ‘scaring people.’”