A Harvard man was sentenced on Wednesday to six years in prison after pleading guilty to sexually assaulting a child younger than 13 in McHenry County.
Christian Villarreal, 28, of the 1300 block of Primrose Lane in Harvard, was charged with four counts of predatory criminal sexual assault of a child, a Class X felony.
Court documents show Villarreal was charged in December 2020 after police learned he committed an act of sexual conduct with a juvenile in August 2020.
The child, who was under the age of 13 at the time, is a relative of the suspect.
Villarreal entered into a negotiated plea deal with the McHenry County State’s Attorney’s Office on Wednesday, court records show.
Villarreal pleaded guilty to one count of predatory criminal sexual assault of a child, a Class X felony, in exchange for his other counts being dismissed.
McHenry County Circuit Judge Robert Wilbrandt accepted the plea deal and sentenced Villarreal to six years in the Illinois Department of Corrections.
Sentencing documents show the man will have to serve at least 85% of his sentence.
He will be required to register as a sex offender for life and will be on mandatory supervised release for at least three years upon his release from prison.
Villarreal will also be required to pay $5,363 in court fees and fines.
The case was investigated by the Harvard Police Department and prosecuted by Jim Newman of the McHenry County State’s Attorney’s Office.