Wednesday, July 8, 2020
Former Probation Officer Sentenced to Thirty Months IDOC for Violating Probation
DuPage County State’s Attorney Robert Berlin announced today
that a former DuPage County Probation Officer has been sentenced to thirty
months in the Illinois Department of Corrections for having inappropriate
sexual contact with a female probationer after it was discovered he violated
his probation by falsifying documents related to his one-year sentence of periodic
imprisonment. Christian Nunez, 34 (d.o.b. 8/31/1985) formerly of Oswego,
appeared in court this morning where Judge John Kinsella handed down the sentence.
He will begin serving his sentence immediately. On November 1, 2019, Nunez was
sentenced to one year of periodic imprisonment after entering a blind plea of
guilty on June 6, 2019, to one count of Official Misconduct and one count of
Custodial Sexual Misconduct, each a Class 3 Felony.
Nunez served as the victim’s
probation officer since her release from the County Jail in May 2017. During
her probation, Nunez began contacting the victim from his personal cellular
telephone. Additionally, on several occasions, Nunez sent naked photographs of
himself to the woman and requested that she send naked photos and videos of
herself. On March 11, 2018, Nunez went to the woman’s home and instructed her
to perform oral sex on him, which she did. Following the encounter, the woman
alerted the Lombard Police Department who opened an investigation into the
matter. Nunez’s sentence allowed for him to leave the County Jail as part of a
work-release program. While participating in the work-release program, Nunez
lost his job but never alerted authorities and continued to leave the jail by
falsifying documents that verified his employment. The falsified documents
claimed Nunez was working from January 22 through February 11, 2020.
again, without a care at all for what is right or wrong, Mr. Nunez did whatever
he wanted to do,” Berlin said. “Two years ago, he took advantage of his position
of authority to satisfy his sexual desires because that’s what he wanted to do.
After losing his job, which allowed him out of jail for several hours a day, he
forged documents that would allow him to continue that practice – because that’s
what he wanted to do. Thanks to the outstanding work of the DuPage County Jail
and the DuPage County Sheriff’s Office however, Mr. Nunez’s scheme has come to
an end and he will spend the next 30 months in the Illinois Department of
Corrections where he will not be able to do whatever he wants to do. I would like
to thank Assistant State’s Attorney Lee Roupas for his work in once again,
holding Mr. Nunez responsible for his actions.”
As part of his original sentencing, upon his release, Nunez
will be required to register as a sex offender for ten years.