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Woodstock man charged with sexual assault of a child younger than 13

Assault allegedly occurred between 2008 and 2012, police say

Jose J. Vega

A 34-year-old Woodstock man is accused of sexually assaulting a child younger than age of 13 between 2008 and 2012, according to the criminal indictment filed in the McHenry County courthouse.

Jose J. Vega, of the 300 block of Railroad Street, is charged with four counts of predatory aggravated criminal sexual assault of a child younger than age 13, a Class X felony, and one count of aggravated sexual abuse of a child younger than age 13, a Class 2 felony, according to the indictment.

If convicted on the most serious Class X charges, Vega could face life in prison, according to the indictment.

Vega, arrested Tuesday, is being held in the McHenry County jail on $150,000 bond. He must post $15,000 to be released.

Vega’s attorney declined to comment on the case Thursday.