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Lawyer For Joliet Woman Tied to Teen Sex Tryst Waiting on Evidence

The lawyer for a Joliet woman charged with setting up a sex date with a teenage boy in the home she shares with her 76-year-old boyfriend is still waiting on prosecutors to turn over evidence.

Prosecutor have yet to provide the discovery evidence requested by the lawyer for a Joliet woman charged with setting up a sex date with a teenage boy in the home she shares with her 76-year-old boyfriend.

The woman, 32-year-old Margarita Hernandez, appeared in court with attorney Steve Landis Thursday morning and was told by Judge Edward Burmila that prosecutors will get another five days to either come up with the evidence that has been asked for else argue why they shouldn't have to.

Hernandez was arrested Oct. 4 after an alleged July tryst with a 15-year-old Chicago boy.

Hernandez's elderly live-in boyfriend, veteran weekly newspaperman John Gabriel, has claimed his much-younger girlfriend has been framed by the enemies he made over the years he has spent in the community news business.

Gabrial and Hernandez are both precinct committeemen for the Troy Township Democrats.

Landis is looking to get his hands on discovery evidence from the Joliet and Chicago police departments, as well as from the FBI.

Assistant State's Attorney Sara Shutts told Judge Burmila that "Mr. Landis is requesting items that are not in the custody of the state's attorney at this time."

Hernandez faces up to 21 years in prison and Burmila said he will sentence her to the maximum if she violates the conditions of her bond.

Flora Dora December 14, 2012 at 02:58 AM
This couger likes them very old or very young.
Patch reader December 14, 2012 at 03:03 AM
32 is not a cougar I think you need to be over 40 for that status.
John Roberts December 15, 2012 at 04:48 PM
For the people not in touch with the real world there is therapy,a healing process,counciling..and group sessions...to the rest of the world this kid got a BlowJ.. And a piece of ass...Only reason anyone would of found out from me is because I would of been bragging..lmao..I was 16 and had a 28 year old girlfriend,I lived with for the most part,if you would of taken her from me we would of did what we had to to see each other...Just being honest..He knew what he was doing.and so did she.

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