An Aurora, Illinois, man accused of sexually assaulting a girl for eight years was charged with sexually abusing another child on Wednesday.
The Daily Herald reported that Kane County prosecutors filed ten additional counts of aggravated criminal sexual abuse of a child younger than 13 against Inocente Delgado, 78. In May, Delgado was charged with five counts of predatory criminal sexual assault involving a victim younger than 13 and four counts of aggravated sexual abuse. He is accused of abusing a girl from May 2007 through May 2015, according to the Chicago Tribune.
“On May 30 and May 31, three more victims have come forward to be interviewed about sex abuse perpetrated by the defendant on them when they were children,” Assistant State’s Attorney Megan Baxter wrote in court documents.
However, the newest charges stem from supposed abuse occurring in October 1989.
The Aurora man faces up to 30 years in prison if convicted of May’s charges. Wednesday’s charges carry a seven-year prison sentence for each of the ten counts, according to the Herald. He will also have to register as a sex offender for the rest of his life.
The Chicago Tribune pointed out that May’s assault charges are class X felonies, meaning the elder could be subjected to a sentencing enhancement if he’s found guilty.
Earlier this month, a circuit judge granted the Delgado’s motion to reduce his bail from $1 million to $250,000. If the 78-year-old does post bail, he will be placed on an electronic monitoring device and is banned from contacting the victims.
The accused is scheduled to appear in court on July 13.
[Featured Image: Kane County Jail]