Man gets 10 years for sexually assaulting babysitter

June 18

JOLIET – Will County State’s Attorney James Glasgow announces that a Joliet man who sexually assaulted his young son’s teenage babysitter was sentenced to 10 years in prison on Monday.

Victor Reyes-Jacobo, 34, pleaded guilty to Criminal Sexual Assault, a Class 1 Felony, in March. Circuit Judge Sarah Jones handed down the sentence.

The defendant sexually assaulted the young girl while she was sleeping on the couch in his living room overnight on Dec. 4, 2015. The girl had been babysitting for the defendant while his wife, who also was home at the time, was recovering from back surgery.

Assistant State’s Attorney Kelly Tebo argued during the sentencing hearing that the defendant began sexually assaulting the girl while she was sleeping and his wife was incapacitated in another room. In addition, his infant son had cried out for his father during the incident.

“This young girl was a guest in the defendant’s house, and she was helping him and his wife during a difficult time,” said State’s Attorney Glasgow. “In an act of abject depravity, Victor Reyes-Jacobo violated her trust and that of his debilitated wife and his helpless baby son by sexually assaulting a defenseless young girl who believed she was completely safe inside his home.”

The girl fled the house after the assault and frantically called her parents on her mobile telephone. Her mother called police. The young girl gave a detailed statement at the Will County Children’s Advocacy Center about the incident.

The State’s Attorney praised Tebo for securing the guilty plea and sentence and Will County Sheriff’s deputies for their thorough investigation.