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Trial Called Off For Woman Charged With Setting Up Teenage Sex Romp

Telephones and computers changed hands in court Friday and Margarita Hernandez's trial next week on sex charges was canceled.

An FBI agent returned the cell phone of a woman charged with setting up a sex romp with a teenage boy, and the woman immediately surrendered the phone to a Joliet police detective during a brief court hearing Friday morning.

Also Friday, computers seized from the woman's home on Joliet's far west side were turned over by the police detective. The computers were taken by lawyers defending her against charges she had sex with a 15-year-old from Chicago.

The attorneys representing Margarita Hernandez, Steve Landis and Dan Locallo, said they took the computers for safekeeping and that they would be tested by experts to see if Hernandez used them to communicate with the teen.

Hernandez, 33, was arrested in October after allegedly orchestrating the sexual liaison with the teen. The youth is a friend of the son of one of Hernandez's cousins, officials said.

Hernandez allegedly had sex with the teen in the home she shares with her much-older live-in lover, veteran weekly newspaperman John Gabriel. Gabriel believes Hernandez is nothing more than a patsy in a frame-up concocted by the numerous enemies he has made over the years in the cutthroat world of community news. But during a hearing earlier this week, Landis said Hernandez was actually set up by either her cousin or the mother of the boy she allegedly bedded.

At that earlier hearing, Judge Edward Burmila set the start of Hernandez's trial for Monday. But after the exchange of the phone and computers, that date was pulled off the table so the devices can be examined. Burmila scheduled a status date for March 18.

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Outlaw February 02, 2013 at 02:25 AM
WTF
3ds4lifealways February 02, 2013 at 04:53 AM
Damn its that easy huh...
bigc February 02, 2013 at 01:06 PM
she is pretty sexy lol wth
anonymous February 04, 2013 at 03:15 AM
She'll get off with slap on the wrist while if this was a man that did this he would serve hard time. US feminist/lame stream media at its finest
John Tips February 04, 2013 at 06:15 PM
When a woman of 33, has sex with a youth she knows to be under 18, she is just a guilty as any man doing the same! We should pay special attention to our Judges in Will County - or at least the ones not watching porn, while at work! "The youth is a friend of the son of one of Hernandez's cousins, officials said."
Luz April 09, 2013 at 02:12 PM
I am pRaying for JUSTICE... The Lord almighty will.do justice over this crime, children are afraid.to vome forward when someone hurts them.sexually because of this results...police! FBI protect the children! They are laying low for now but as soon things light up if.u let her be free they JOHN gabriel and margarita will do it again...
Luz April 09, 2013 at 02:16 PM
Margarita is a LIAR ...no one framed her she knew he was 15 ..part of the cult that she is in requires the boys to be virgins..so dont be fooled she knew who.to target
jason April 29, 2013 at 09:00 PM
Luz, do you know the name of the cult? who belongs to this cult? Please let us know to protect our kids, they attended mass in cicero where I live. please help
jason April 29, 2013 at 09:02 PM
Luz, do you know the name of the cult? who belongs to this cult? Please let us know to protect our kids, they attended mass in cicero where I live. please help
luz May 22, 2013 at 05:47 PM
Yes, Jason, margarita and John were very involved in St Anthony church, and most of the children where lured by horse rides and other entertainment in their Joliet home
luz May 22, 2013 at 05:48 PM
Yes, Jason, margarita and John were very involved in St Anthony church, and most of the children where lured by horse rides and other entertainment in their Joliet home
jason May 22, 2013 at 06:50 PM
Luz, what is the name of the cult? quiero avisarle a mi familia en cicero para que investigan mas? conocemos a jovenes que tal vez la conocen? tambien para que metan a ese viejo a la carcel

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