An Elgin man has been sent to prison for engaging in sexual offenses and sexual behavior with children at an Elgin public swimming pool last summer.
Jose T. Barboza-Lopez, 28, on Friday, Aug. 30, 2019, agreed to a sentence of five years’ imprisonment in the Illinois Department of Corrections in exchange for a guilty plea to the offense of aggravated criminal sexual abuse, a Class 2 felony.
Kane County Associate Judge David R. Kliment accepted the plea.
Kane County prosecutors stated in court that on July 2, 2018, at Wing Park Pool in Elgin, Barboza-Lopez exposed himself to multiple victims and touched another victim. The victims were all younger than 18 years old.
Barboza-Lopez was prohibited by law from being in the pool park with persons younger than 18 because of a 2016 conviction in Cook County that banned him from locations where minors are likely to be present, such as public parks. He also was on probation for a 2016 burglary offense in Kane County.
In addition to the prison sentence, Barboza-Lopez must continue to register as a sexual offender in accordance with the Illinois Sexual Offender Registration Act.
According to Illinois law, Barboza-Lopez is eligible for day-for-day sentencing. He receives credit for 425 days credit for times served in the Kane County jail, where he had been held since his arrest in lieu of $500,000 bail.
SOURCE: Kane County State’s Attorney’s Office news release