Aurora man guilty in sex assault of girl, 6
Beacon-News Staff March 6, 2013 4:50PM
Ruben Betance-Lopez of Aurora was found guilty Wednesday of sexually assaulting a 6-year-old. | Courtesy of Kane County State's Attorney
Updated: April 8, 2013 7:50AM
An Aurora man faces at least 12 years in prison after being convicted Wednesday of sexually preying on a 6-year-old girl.
Ruben Betance-Lopez, 61, of the 700 block of Fourth Avenue, was found guilty of two counts of predatory criminal sexual assault, each a Class X felony, and one count of aggravated criminal sexual abuse, a Class 1 felony, Kane County prosecutors said.
Between September 2010 and March 2011, Betance-Lopez had sexual contact with a girl he knew. The victim was 6 years old at the time.
Authorities were alerted after the child’s mother witnessed what she believed was sexual contact between the two, prosecutors said. The contact took place at Betance-Lopez’s home.
Judge John Barsanti set Betance-Lopez’s next court appearance for 1:30 p.m. April 12 for motions and sentencing. Betance-Lopez faces a sentence of at least 12 years in prison.
Betance-Lopez remains in the Kane County jail, where he had been held since his arrest in lieu of $2 million bail. Bond was revoked upon conviction.
The case was investigated by the Kane County Child Advocacy Center and prosecuted by Assistant State’s Attorneys Nydia Molina and Lori Schmidt.