Child-Rapist Prison Bound For 87 Years

A Joliet man convicted of raping a 6-year-old won't be getting near another child anytime soon.

A Joliet child-rapist was packed off to prison for 87 years.

Judge Carla Alessio Policandriotes dropped the sentence on 32-year-old Jesse Perez Wednesday.

Perez was convicted on two counts of predatory criminal sexual assault in March. It took the jury less than four hours to find him guilty.


“Jesse Perez is a deviant pedophile who will spend the rest of his life in prison for stealing the innocence of a little girl and inflicting tremendous physical and emotional harm on her,” Will County State’s Attorney James Glasgow. said in a statement released by his office.

“This is the kind of violation that must be prosecuted aggressively and punished harshly," Glasgow said. "Judge Policandriotes sent a strong message through this sentence that such a crime against children will never be tolerated."

Perez sexually assaulting the 6-year-old daughter of his girlfriend in October of 2008. Perez was supposed to take the girl to a relative’s house, but instead took her to his Oneida Street apartment where he sexually assaulted her.

Judge Policandriotes noted the relationship between the defendant and the victim as well as the injuries the girl suffered when she handed down the strong sentence, according to the statement released by Glasgow's office.

Assistant State’s Attorneys Mark Fleszewski and Katie Tinich prosecuted Perez.


Bdc September 19, 2012 at 10:25 PM
Good riddance!! Thanks to the court system for taking this psycho off the streets! There should be the death penalty for this type of crime because these freaks never reform, they get worse! At least this monster won't be out for s very long time.
Crystal Morrison September 20, 2012 at 03:12 AM
Yes! The death penalty should be mandatory for disgusting monsters like this! Hopefully one day our judicial system will mandate that! AND they should be used to test products instead of innocent animals.
Bob September 20, 2012 at 12:53 PM
Low life scum like him do not deserve to breathe! When I hear things like this I literally get sick to my stomach. I have tears in my eyes as I type this. People like him should be hung in the town center. But now we have to pay for this piece of crap to live in prison until hopefully some other low life convict kills him for us.
Elena Maria Scully September 20, 2012 at 01:32 PM
Trust and believe, this waste of air will be dealt with by inmates in prison.
Mike Schauer September 20, 2012 at 01:51 PM
The Death Penalty should be enacted again for people such as this.
Thegdnurse September 20, 2012 at 02:46 PM
That poor little girl. My God. The harm physically & emotionally she will deal with the rest of her life. I want to make the people hurt like they make their victims hurt!! Poor innocent baby. Ugg. Bastard! Sick sick bastard!!
Mike Schauer September 20, 2012 at 04:26 PM
The older she gets the worse the pain will be. And this sicko everytime he thinks about her he will smile. And he should have no right to do that.
lala September 20, 2012 at 04:49 PM
There is a special place in hell for him. Hope he rots in jail.
Carol Morgan September 20, 2012 at 04:55 PM
Having been the victum of a pedophile when I was 16 and it resulted in the birth of my son who I had to give up for adoption, I understand what this little girl will go through, however today there is therapy to help with this. My son is 50 yrs old and I just found him last year and I cannot tell you how painful it has been all those 50 yrs. I am only now seeing a therapist and wish I could have had help back then and maybe I would be in a better place today. My heart goes out to the little girl, the rapist should be given life because there is no cure for a pedophile and he can no longer hurt another child.
Mike Schauer September 20, 2012 at 05:49 PM
Carol, I am so sorry for ordeal. I myself was almost a victim when I was 14. By a priest who was my dads best friend. I had to push his hand away from where it didn't belong. I never told anyone, because nobody would have believed me . Since then I have known 2 other pedophile priest one who is dead, and one who is serving time in Wisconcin. And you are right their is no cure for a pedophile
Sonya DiNardo September 20, 2012 at 06:16 PM
I don't feel there should be a death penalty for this....I feel "eye for an eye" I strongly believe these people should have their parts removed and have to live with that the rest of their life while locked up and never let out. They should not be able to use that part EVER again. Not with another cell mate or themselves and especially never on an innocent child again!!!!!!!
Mike Schauer September 20, 2012 at 06:26 PM
I have no problem with Sonya, . Except one's hand mouth, and tongue should also be re Over. They can do just as much damage a a penis.
Sonya DiNardo September 20, 2012 at 06:33 PM
Good point Mike!!!
Flora Dora September 20, 2012 at 08:31 PM
Another good jury gets another evil person off our streets. Now it's the Vaughn jury's turn.
Pat October 31, 2012 at 04:58 AM
Thats just terrible what happened to this innocent child. This person best hope they have soap on a rope cause if he drops his soap....well you all get the point
jamey showers December 22, 2012 at 11:06 PM
My heart hurts so much for the family of that poor innocent child because on mar 15th 2012 i was informed that a man who has known my ex-wifes family for raped both my youngest daughter who is 16 years old now and my youngest daughter who 12 years now each for 7 years. My youngest daughter who is 12 years now in the past 6 months has been hospitalize 3 times once for cutting her self over 200 hundred times and once just recently for taking a lot of pills to commit suicide. As a father i was not there to protect them because they did not live with me. To see there emotional hurts wants to just eat me up. I can take this pain hardly any more. Know matter what happens to this scum ball it will never stop the hurt he has done to my whole family.


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