A Buffalo Grove man is being held on a $50,000 bond after he was charged with sexually abusing a 16-year-old girl.
Joseph Taglianetti, 53, of Buffalo Grove, was charged with aggravated criminal sexual abuse. Taglianetti could face between three to seven years in prison if convicted.
Prosecutors said that Taglianetti invited the 16-year-old girl to stay at his home on January 18 after she got into an argument with her parents, the Cook County State’s Attorney’s Office said. Taglianetti is a family friend, officials added.
The girl talked with Taglianetti at his home and then later fell asleep in a spare bedroom. She woke up and found him with his arms around her. The girl pretended she was asleep and he began sexually abusing her, officials said.
The Cook County State’s Attorney’s Office said the girl pretended she was startled awake and went to another room in the house for the rest of the night. Seven days later the girl told her mother and school officials that she was sexually abused. The incident was then reported to the Buffalo Grove Police Department.
Court records show Taglianetti is next scheduled to appear in court on March 1. He is currently being held on a $50,000 bond, meaning he needs to post $5,000 to be released.