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Ex-Holiday Hills officer accused of injuring family member

WOODSTOCK – A former Holiday Hills police officer convicted of intimidating a woman who he pulled over for speeding into having sex is back in McHenry County Circuit Court.

This time, Troy G. Hetz is accused of bending a female family member’s wrist until he caused injury.

The 40-year-old Deerfield man posted 10 percent of a $1,500 bail Friday. He was charged with domestic battery in connection with an incident that happened Sunday in McHenry.

His next court date is July 14.

Hetz’ attorney, Margi Worth, did not immediately return a call for comment Friday afternoon.

The charge comes about four years after he was sentenced to 180 days in jail for intimidation and official misconduct.

In that case, prosecutors said Hetz pulled over a female driver for speeding in December 1999, according to court records. He informed her that her license was suspended and asked her to drive to a more secluded area, where they had sex on the hood of his squad car.

Hetz said he gave the woman a verbal warning for the alleged traffic offenses and logged the time spent on the sexual encounter as personal time. He argued, unsuccessfully, that he was not on duty during the sexual encounter and was not abusing his position.

A judge disagreed and found him guilty at the end of a bench trial July 1, 2001. He appealed the case but was sentenced to jail time in February 2004.

Before the bench trial, prosecutors said Hetz was asked to leave a job as a Hainesville police officer after another female motorist said that he made sexual advances during a traffic stop in 1996, according to court records.

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