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Crime & Courts

Guilty plea in child sex abuse case

SYCAMORE – A DeKalb man pleaded guilty Tuesday to aggravated criminal sexual abuse, but his sentence may be delayed over immigration concerns.

Jose G. Torres, 40, was initially charged with predatory criminal sexual assault. In exchange for his plea to the lesser charge, he was sentenced to four years of probation and six months in the DeKalb County jail. He has already served the jail time.

He must register as a sex offender for life and is to have no contact with the alleged victim in the case. He could have been sentenced to up to seven years in prison.

According to court documents, Torres touched a child younger than 13 in a sexual manner between December 2012 and January 2013. Prosecutors noted that the child’s family agreed to the plea deal.

DeKalb County Presiding Judge Robbin Stuckert noted that Torres will not report to probation immediately, as the federal government has requested he be held in an immigration case.

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