Man, 50, charged with sexual assault of a child after home raided by FBI


Jose Torrez, 50, Lake County Sheriff’s Office

WILDWOOD, Ill. — A man is facing child sexual abuse charges after the feds raided his suburban home.

The FBI and local authorities raided a Wildwood home around 6 a.m. Tuesday on the 33100 block of North Sears Boulevard.

Jose Torrez, 50, was arrested and charged with three counts of predatory criminal sexual assault of a child under the age of 13.

Officials said an investigation was started after the child disclosed to a trusted family member that she had been assaulted for approximately three years by someone known to the family. The family then reported the assaults to law enforcement.

The Lake County Sherriff’s Office said detectives learned some of the sexual assaults took place not only at Torrez’ residence but also at motels in Grayslake and Libertyville and at a residence in Waukegan.

Detectives learned that Torrez took the girl on a trip to Mexico, which is when officials requested assistance from the FBI.

The child is now safe with her family.

Torrez is due in court May 7. Bond was set at $500,000.

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