Carpentersville man found guilty of sexually abusing child he knew
CARPENTERSVILLE, Ill. - A Carpentersville man was found guilty Thursday of sexually abusing a child he knew.
Evidence showed that between Oct. 2018 and Dec. 2019, José M. Avelino-Ruiz sexually abused the girl multiple times. At the time of the crimes, the victim was younger than 13-years-old.
The child told her mother about the abuse, officials said. The mother then called police.
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Avelino-Ruiz, 44, faces a prison sentence of three to seven years in the Illinois Department of Corrections. He also must register for life as a sexual offender.
"This survivor was a powerful witness in front of the judge, jury and her abuser. I commend her amazing strength and courage, especially for such a young child," Kane County Assistant State’s Attorneys Matthew Rodgers said in a statement.
Avelino-Ruiz remains free on bond. His next court appearance is April 21.