A man, who was charged with sexually abusing a child in Waukegan, is wanted for skipping court after he was released from custody when a judge set his bond at $50,000.
Jorge Garcia-Gonzalez, 22, of Waukegan, was charged with aggravated criminal sexual abuse, a Class 2 felony.
Lake County Assistant State’s Attorney Tyler Dyson said Garcia-Gonzalez was caught engaging in sex acts with a juvenile on May 6.
The police were called and Garcia-Gonzalez was taken into custody and interviewed.
Garcia-Gonzalez admitted that he and the victim had sex three times, Dyson said.
Dyson said that Garcia-Gonzalez does not have a criminal background in the United States but he has only been in the country last June.
Dyson asked the court to impose a $500,000 bond, noting that Garcia-Gonzalez has been stopped at the border several times and the allegations against him are “disturbing.”
A public defender for Garcia-Gonzalez asked the court to impose a $50,000 bond.
Lake County Judge Janelle Christensen ordered Garcia-Gonzalez held on a $50,000 bond.
Christensen said she had no reason to believe that Garcia-Gonzalez would not appear at subsequent court dates.
Garcia-Gonzalez was released from the Lake County Jail last Monday after posting 10% of his bond, court records show.
On Friday, Lake County Judge Theodore Potkonjak issued a warrant for Garcia-Gonzalez after he failed to appear in court for a hearing.
A judgment on bond forfeiture hearing is scheduled for June 16.