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$500,000 bond for man charged in sex case
By Barbara Vitello | Daily Herald Staff
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Published: 3/4/2009 12:07 AM | Updated: 3/4/2009 7:42 AM

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A Cook County judge set bond at $500,000 Tuesday for 27-year-old, Palatine resident Javier Alarcon-Torres, charged with two counts of predatory criminal sexual assault of a 6-year-old and a 7-year-old.

The abuse took place between April and December, 2008, said Assistant State's Attorney Matt Fakhoury.

A relative reported the alleged abuse to an employee of the day care center the children attend, Fakhoury said. Employees then contacted Palatine police, who charged Alarcon-Torres on Monday.

If convicted of both counts, Alarcon-Torres could face a sentence of natural life in prison.