Homero Alcaraz-Bello, 52, of Waukegan.

A Waukegan man has been sentenced to 13 years in prison after he pleaded guilty to sexually assaulting and abusing two children in McHenry County.

Homero Alcaraz-Bello, 52, of the 800 block of George Avenue in Waukegan, was charged with three counts of predatory criminal sexual assault and nine counts of aggravated criminal sexual abuse.

Detectives with the Woodstock Police Department responded on June 17, 2020, to a report of sexual abuse made to the Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS).

Detectives investigated the case and determined that Alcaraz-Bello had committed sex acts upon two young girls, prosecutors said.

The acts committed against the first victim, who was under 18 years of age at the time, occurred between August 2000 and August 2004.

Prosecutors said the acts committed against the second victim, who was under 13 years of age at the time, occurred between June 2014 and June 2017.

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Alcaraz-Bello entered into a negotiated plea deal on Monday with the McHenry County State’s Attorney’s Office.

He pleaded guilty to one count of predatory criminal sexual assault, a Class X felony, and one count of aggravated criminal sexual abuse, a Class 2 felony.

In exchange, prosecutors dismissed the other charges against Alcaraz-Bello.

McHenry County Judge Michael Coppedge approved the plea deal and sentenced the man to 13 years in the Illinois Department of Corrections.

Alcaraz-Bello was also ordered to register as a sex offender for life.