Filipino in Illinois faces life in prison for sex abuse of child
 
 
 
 
 
 

Filipino in Illinois faces life in prison for sex abuse of child

/ 02:52 AM November 13, 2018

Noel F. Buhay, already serving 45 years for sexually assaulting a foster child was found guilty of abusing another child under 13. INQUIRER FILE

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.

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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.

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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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