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Court Grants State’s Motion to Deny Pre-Trial Release for West Chicago Man Charged with Sexual Abuse of Five-year-old Girl

DuPage County State’s Attorney Robert Berlin and West Chicago Chief of Police Colin Fleury announced today that Judge Joshua Dieden granted the State’s motion to deny pre-trial release for a West Chicago man accused of sexually abusing a five-year-old female. Hugo Bucio Munoz, 20
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DuPage County State’s Attorney Robert Berlin and West Chicago Chief of Police Colin Fleury announced today that Judge Joshua Dieden granted the State’s motion to deny pre-trial release for a West Chicago man accused of sexually abusing a five-year-old female. Hugo Bucio Munoz, 20 (d.o.b. 7/24/2003) of the 500 block of Carraige Drive, appeared in First Appearance Court this morning charged with one count of Aggravated Criminal Sexual Abuse – Victim Under 13, a Class 2 Felony.

It is alleged that on January 21, 2024, at approximately 7:20 p.m., Munoz was at a Dollar General store in West Chicago when he exposed himself to a five-year-old girl. It is further alleged that after exposing himself, Munoz forced the girl to touch his penis. Upon leaving the store, the victim told her mother what had allegedly happened in the store. The victim’s mother immediately contacted the West Chicago Police Department. Following an investigation into the matter, West Chicago Police arrested Munoz later the same evening.

“The allegations that a grown man exposed himself to a five-year-old girl and then sexually abused her are extremely disturbing and will be met with the full force of the law,” Berlin said. “I thank the West Chicago Police Department as well as the DuPage County Children’s Center for their work on this very upsetting case. I also thank Assistant State’s Attorney Cathy Nusgart for her work on this case and for her continued efforts in protecting society’s most vulnerable.”

“This is a very disturbing case and I commend the West Chicago officers involved in bringing this matter to a successful conclusion,” Fleury said. “I also thank DuPage County State’s Attorney Bob Berlin and his team at the DuPage County Children’s Center for their efforts in bringing charges against Mr. Munoz.”

Munoz’s next court appearance is scheduled for February 13, 2024, for arraignment in front of Judge Daniel Guerin.

Members of the public are reminded that this complaint contains only charges and is not proof of the defendant’s guilt. A defendant is presumed innocent and is entitled to a fair trial in which it is the government’s burden to prove his or her guilt beyond a reasonable doubt.

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