Kane County man who never appeared for trial or sentencing gets 45 years for grooming, criminal sexual abuse
KANE COUNTY, Ill. - A 38-year-old Carpentersville man has been sentenced to 45 years in the Illinois Department of Corrections for criminal sexual abuse of a child.
On Nov. 2, 2021, a Kane County jury convicted Constantino Vasquez-Juan on 15 counts of criminal sexual abuse and grooming.
According to prosecutors, Vasquez-Juan sexually abused a victim who was younger than 17 years old between April 2019 and September 2019.
Additionally, prosecutors said Vasquez-Juan coerced the victim to take sexually explicit photographs of herself and give them to him, prosecutors said.
Currently, Vasquez-Juan's location is unknown
On Nov. 17, 2020, he posted $7,500 bond and was released from custody.
He last appeared in court on March 2, 2021.
When Vasquez-Juan failed to appear in court on Oct. 29, 2021, a judge issued a warrant for his arrest.
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The trial and sentencing took place even though he was not present, authorities said.
Anyone with information about Vasquez-Juan is encouraged to call 911 or the Kane County Child Advocacy Center at (630) 208-5160.
Vasquez-Juan will also be required to register for life as a sexual offender.