Mario Chavez was supposed to be the 12-year-old female relative's protector, but he instead assaulted her six to 10 times during a four-month period last year in her bedroom.
The child's mother wrote an emotional letter to DuPage Circuit Judge Blanche Hill Fawell telling of the crime's impact. She said her daughter still is in counseling and, for a while, did not want to live.
"Mario is a predator that preyed on my poor daughter because of her learning and speech disability," the mother wrote. "He felt that she would be too afraid to tell me because he told her that if she disclosed anything to me he would do it to her worse. He was wrong.
"She is brave for coming forward and I will forever be proud of her for that."
Prosecutor Brian Perkins said Chavez confessed and said he was trying to prepare the girl for womanhood.
"One of the most twisted aspects of this case is how he tried to justify his conduct," Perkins said. "He used her essentially as his sexual play thing."
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There are no words to describe this disgusting, sorry piece of trash. Just think, there are probably millions of them just like him walking around our country illegally and unidentified.