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Woodstock man arrested for allegedly sexually assaulting child

Jose J. Vega, 31, of Woodstock.

A 31-year-old Woodstock man has been arrested and charged after police said that he sexually assaulted a child, who is a family member of his, numerous times.

Jose J. Vega, 31, of the 300 block of Railroad Street in Woodstock, was charged with three counts of predatory criminal sexual assault of a child, aggravated criminal sexual abuse, sexual exploitation of a child and domestic battery.

The Woodstock Police Department was contacted on Wednesday by representatives from Woodstock School District 200 about a victim who reported to school staff that she had been sexually assaulted.

A Woodstock Police Department detective, school staff, the Department of Children and Family Services, the McHenry County Child Advocacy Center and the McHenry County State’s Attorney’s Office worked together and determined that Vega had committed numerous acts of sexual assault against the victim, police said.

Charges against Vega were approved by the McHenry County State’s Attorney’s Office and police took him into custody on Thursday.

He remains held in the McHenry County Jail on a $200,000 bond. Vega is scheduled to appear in court again on February 20.


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