Kane County man who never appeared for trial or conviction gets 45 years for grooming and criminal sexual abuse

Constantino Vasquez-Juan

A 38-year-old Carpentersville man was sentenced to 45 years by the Illinois Department of Corrections for criminal child molestation.

On November 2, 2021, a Kane County jury convicted Constantino Vasquez-Juan of 15 counts of criminal sexual abuse and grooming.

According to prosecutors, Vasquez-Juan sexually abused a victim under the age of 17 between April 2019 and September 2019.

Additionally, prosecutors said Vasquez-Juan coerced the victim into taking sexually explicit photos of herself and giving them to her, prosecutors said.

Currently, Vasquez-Juan’s location is unknown.

On November 17, 2020, he posted $7,500 bond and was released.

He last appeared in court on March 2, 2021.

When Vasquez-Juan failed to appear in court on October 29, 2021, a judge issued a warrant for his arrest.

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The trial and sentencing took place even though he was not present, authorities said.

Anyone with information about Vasquez-Juan is urged to call 911 or the Kane County Child Advocacy Center at (630) 208-5160.

Vasquez-Juan will also have to register for life as a sex offender.

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