Filipino in Illinois faces life in prison for sex abuse of child
CHICAGO — A Filipino man with a 45-year sentence for child molestation was found guilty of sexually assaulting a second victim over a three-year period and now faces practically a life prison term of at least 96 years.
Noel F. Buhay, 51, was found guilty Nov. 6 of eight counts of predatory criminal sexual assault of a child under 13 and two counts of aggravated criminal sexual abuse of a victim he knew, according to the Daily Herald.
Buhay, a resident of Sugar Grove, Illinois, waived his right to a jury trial. He will be sentenced Jan. 25.
Between December 2005 and December 2008, Buhay sexually assaulted a minor he knew.
Already serving a 45-year sentence for a previous sexual attack of a child, Buhay could get another 51 years for the new conviction.
The victim in the first case sued Buhay for damages and was awarded $4 million.Buhay must register for life as a sex offender as part of any sentence.
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