Crime & Courts

McHenry man accused of sex abuse allegedly showed child pornographic video

Gabriel Arlanzon-Pazos
Gabriel Arlanzon-Pazos

A McHenry man faces felony sexual abuse and exploitation charges after officials said he inappropriately touched a juvenile relative and showed her a pornographic video.

Gabriel Arlanzon-Pazos, of the 3900 block of Main Street, is charged with aggravated criminal sexual abuse, grooming and sexual exploitation of a minor.

In a petition seeking an order of protection against Arlanzon-Pazos, the victim’s mother wrote that the 32-year-old man drove the girl to a storage unit July 28 and asked if he could touch her while they were in the car.

The girl, who was younger than 13 at the time, declined and told Arlanzon-Pazos to leave her alone, according to the petition. Arlanzon-Pazos is accused of then driving the girl to the park and showing her a pornographic video on his phone, according to the petition.

One of the charges against Arlanzon-Pazos accuses him of exposing himself to the alleged victim, according to a criminal complaint filed in McHenry County court.

The girl disclosed the alleged abuse to her mother Aug. 27, and a report was filed with police the same day. After an investigation into the claims, McHenry police arrested Arlanzon-Pazos on Sept. 10, according to the complaint.

If convicted of the most serious charge, aggravated criminal sexual abuse, Arlanzon-Pazos could serve between three and seven years in prison.

His defense attorney, Edward Donahue could not be reached for comment. Arlanzon-Pazos is due back in court Friday.

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