Crime & Courts

Chicago man sentenced for sexually assaulting 2 children in Carpentersville

Esequiel Gonzalez Banuelos, 24, of Chicago
Esequiel Gonzalez Banuelos, 24, of Chicago

A Chicago man is heading to prison for having sexual contact with two children he knew in Carpentersville.

On Thursday, Esequiel Gonzalez Banuelos, 24, agreed to a 15-year sentence in the Illinois Department of Corrections in exchange for a guilty plea to predatory criminal sexual assault, a Class X felony, and aggravated criminal sexual abuse, a Class 2 felony.

The sentence is 10 years for the Class X felony and five years for the Class 2 felony, according to a news release from the Kane County State’s Attorney’s Office.

Kane County Assistant State’s Attorney Matthew Rodgers said in court that between September 2012 and May 2017 Gonzalez Banuelos sexually abused and assaulted two children, according to the release. One of the children told her mother about the crimes, and the mother called police. The crimes took place at the victims’ home in Carpentersville.

In addition to the prison term, Gonzalez Banuelos must register for life as a sex offender, in accordance with the Illinois Sexual Offender Registration Act.

Gonzalez Banuelos must serve at least 85 percent of the 10-year sentence. He is eligible for day-for-day sentencing on the five-year sentence, according to the Kane County State’s Attorney’s Office, and he will receive credit for 411 days served in the Kane County Jail.

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