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Man convicted of sexually assaulting child

Rudy Salazar, 59, of Sycamore, was convicted of predatory criminal sexual assault.
Rudy Salazar, 59, of Sycamore, was convicted of predatory criminal sexual assault.

SYCAMORE – A 59-year-old Sycamore man previously convicted of raping a teen accepted a plea agreement this week for predatory criminal sexual assault of a child younger than age 13.

Rudy Salazar, of the 700 block of Park Avenue, was sentenced Tuesday to 13.5 years in prison for one count of predatory sexual criminal assault, which he’ll serve after he completes his prison term resulting from previous convictions.

Salazar was accused of sexually abusing a child younger than 13 years old between January 1998 and May 2001, court records show. He also was charged with sexually abusing a child between 13 and 16 years old in May 2004, but those charges were dropped as part of the agreement, court records show.

In June 2012, Salazar was sentenced to 6.5 years in prison after pleading guilty to two counts of criminal sexual assault of a child between 13 and 17 years old and one count of aggravated criminal sexual abuse of a child between 13 to 16 years old, court records show.

The two cases involve different victims, authorities said.

Salazar will receive credit for the 1,155 days, or about three years, he has served while the case was pending, but he won’t start serving the new prison sentence until he’s finished the first one.

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