West Chicago man gets 7 years in prison for child sex assault

Fernando Silva | Kane County state's attorney's office

A West Chicago man was sentenced to seven years in prison for sexually assaulting a child he knew in 2018.

Fernando Silva, 65, pleaded guilty to one count of predatory criminal sexual assault on Nov. 22, 2019, the Kane County state’s attorney’s office said.

Silva had sexual contact with a child he knew in 2018, prosecutors said. The child was younger than 13 at the time.

He must serve at least 85 percent of his sentence and will receive credit for the 780 days he was held at the Kane County Jail, the state’s attorney’s office said.

In addition to the prison term Silva must register as a sex offender for life, the state’s attorney’s office said.