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Harvard man to be sentenced for alleged sex abuse

WOODSTOCK – A stipulation that there were enough facts to find him guilty was entered Monday for a Harvard man accused of sexually abusing a teenage girl in 2010.

Juan Luis Carbajal, 37, of 1600 Roosevelt Road Apt. 6, had been scheduled for trial. He agreed to the stipulation, which his attorney, Tom Loizzo, said was similar to a “no contest” plea in other states.

“The mother of the alleged victim has filed a civil suit and, obviously, the stipulation avoids an admission of guilt,” Loizzo said. “He did not admit guilt.”

Prosecutors said Carbajal performed a sex act on a girl, who was 15 years old at the time, in August 2010.

An agreement on Carbajal’s sentence was reached between his attorney and prosecutors, but McHenry County Assistant State’s Attorney David Metnick declined to comment on the terms. That sentence is expected to be handed down Oct. 31.

Court documents allege that the abuse occurred in a Harvard barn where Carbajal was working. He was arrested at the barn after a two-month investigation by the McHenry County Sheriff’s Office.

– Sarah Sutschek

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