McHenry “Daddy” Gets 24 Years for Sex Assault of Girl

A press release from the McHenry County State’s Attorney’s Office:

JOSE RUIZ SENTENCED TO 24 YEARS IN THE ILLINOIS DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS FOR THE OFFENSE OF PREDATORY CRIMINAL SEXUAL ASSAULT OF A CHILD

Louis A. Bianchi, McHenry County State’s Attorney, announces that Jose Ruiz, age 48 of McHenry, was sentenced to 24 years in the Illinois Department of Corrections for the offense of Predatory Criminal Sexual Assault of a Child.

Ruiz pled guilty as charged to the sexual penetration of a child under the age of 13 years old.

The child disclosed the abuse to her mother by writing a note which stated

“dear mommy, daddy had sex with me.”

The defendant was not the biological father to the victim, but they did live in the same home.

The child was taken to a physician and medical evidence corroborated the victim’s disclosure.

Ruiz willfully failed to appear at the sentencing hearing, and as a result was sentenced in his absence.

This case was investigated by the Woodstock Police Department.

This case was prosecuted by Robert Zalud and David Johnston of the McHenry County State’s Attorney’s Office.

The defendant will be required to serve 85% of the sentencing term pursuant to truth in sentencing provisions.


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