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Woodstock man gets 10 years for sex assault

WOODSTOCK – A Woodstock man, who authorities said once tried to fleet the country to avoid sexual-assault charges, was sentenced to 10 years in prison Friday.

Margarito Fabian, 50, pleaded guilty Friday to one count of of predatory criminal sexual assault, a Class X felony.

He was charged in May 2012 with multiple sex offenses, the rest of which were dropped in exchange for his guilty plea. The deal was accepted by Judge Sharon Prather.

Class X felonies carry a maximum sentence of up to 30 years in prison.

The charges date to 2007 and 2008, and involve a female family member younger than 13 years old, authorities have said.

Fabian was arrested in a Joplin, Mo., Motel 6 with a child who was not the victim. He was tracked through the use of his credit cards. Police at the time said they believed he was on his way to Mexico.

– Chelsea McDougall

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