3 1/2 Years In Prison For Man Who Molested Girl, 6

JOLIET, Ill. (CBS) — A Will County man will spend the next 3 1/2 years in prison for molesting a 6-year-old girl who saw him as a “trusted family friend.”

Alberto Garcia Jr., 61, of Monee, pleaded guilty to aggravated criminal sexual abuse before Will County Judge Edward Burmila, but he offered no statement when given an opportunity to make one.

“Mr. Garcia, your conduct is not only disgusting, it’s loathsome,” Burmila said.

Police said on June 26, Garcia picked up the little girl and claimed he was taking her to a store. But he instead took her to his home in the 6200 block of West Monee-Manhattan Road in Monee, and molested her.
The girl’s family called police that night after Garcia brought her home.

Garcia, who appeared in the courtroom in a wheelchair, faced as many as seven years in prison. His attorney said Garcia has two daughters and worked as a landscaper.

The Sun-Times Media Wire contributed to this report.

  • Tony

    And he only gets 3 1/2 years. Isn’t there something wrong with this?

    • Roberta Waker

      If he “faced” seven years, why WAS he only given 3-1/2? Judge Burmila was way too good to him and I would like to know why.

  • Anthony Ellis

    And he only gets 3 1/2 years. Isn’t there something wrong with this?

    • Jeff

      Isn’t this a rerun?

  • injustice

    gov.blago got 14years.the molester got 3 1/2 yrs.wow.something wron w/this.

  • Reasonable Doubt

    3 1/2 years God sake he is in a wheel chair he needs time to rest up. So, he can catch his next child. For God sake, give him a chance he will show you, he can do it and get a way with it!

  • Sandra

    Wow landscapers scare me, when I was kid there was a little girl in our town, I went to school with who disapeared by a landscaper named Gonder he cut that little girl to pieces after he donre his evil deeds. He died in prison and so should this sicko.

  • fritz

    how come we are all disgusted with this sentence as we were 10 years ago. WHY HAS NOTHING CHANGED???

  • Afro

    This guy will walk in 3 months

    • THEE Yard Ape

      He should’ve been shot after the words “guilty” were heard!

  • Lyndia

    This creep will get what is coming to him once he gets in prison and I say GOOD.


      You are so right Lyndia. He is just as bad as any Black man.

  • Roberta Waker

    I understand prisoners have a way of taking care of child molesters in prison and I hope this moron gets what he deserves. Judge Burmila needs to be fired if that was the best he could do for this child molester. Remember him when he runs for reelection.

  • Ryan Hoppe

    his mugshot just gave me the creeps….i hope he gets what he deserves in jail

  • Toonces

    Not that I am a fan of Blago but why 12 years for him and only 3 1/2 for this sick piece of trash?????

  • K33tanz

    In the old America they would string him up over a tree or at the courthouse. He’d be lucky to be alive and not castrated. Illinois and California like giving the guilty plush pads because of their Democratic voters.
    – Ron Paul for President in 2012

  • jenn

    One reason why sex crimes against children continue to happen is because of sentences like this…he affected this girl’s entire life, and he gets 3 1/2 years? Shameful. Not only will he likely be in “protective custody” but he’ll also likely get out early due to overcrowding.

    One way to stop this is to have harsher sentences, and put all sex offenders in with the general population, and let prison justice happen.

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