A Colorado man who engaged in a relationship with a 13-year-old Harvard girl he met on Snapchat was found guilty of sexually abusing the girl.
Roberto Calixto-Escobar, 24, of Lochbuie, Colorado, was charged with one count of aggravated criminal sexual abuse, a Class 2 felony.
Prosecutors said that Calixto-Escobar used Snapchat to communicate with a 13-year-old child from Harvard.
Calixto-Escobar traveled to the Harvard area for work in December 2019 while continuing his relationship with the minor.
In February 2020, Calixto-Escobar traveled to the child’s home in Harvard and engaged in sexual intercourse with the child, prosecutors said.
Police arrested the man in June 2020 and he has remained held in the McHenry County Jail.
A three-day trial took place this week and Calixto-Escobar was found guilty on Wednesday of aggravated criminal sexual abuse, a Class 2 felony.
A sentencing hearing is scheduled for September 10. Calixto-Escobar remains held in jail without bond pending the sentencing hearing.
The case was investigated by Julio Lara and Carmen Sacco of the Harvard Police Department. It was prosecuted by Assistant State’s Attorneys Brian Miller and Sharyl Eisenstein of the McHenry County State’s Attorney’s Office.