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$3 million bail set for sex abuse suspect

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A Kane County judge set bail at $3 million Friday for a Warrenville man accused of raping and molesting a girl about a decade ago.

Adrian Ramirez-Alcantar, 29, of the 29W500 block of County Ridge Drive, is charged with two counts of predatory criminal sexual assault and two counts of aggravated criminal sexual abuse, according to court records.

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Alcantar, who authorities say is unemployed and in the United States illegally, faces a prison term of six to 30 years if convicted.

Alcantar is accused of raping and fondling a girl when she was 5 or 6 and living in North Aurora.

The victim, now 15 now and living in West Chicago, told investigators at the Kane County Child Advocacy Center last fall about the abuse.

Kane County Assistant State's Attorney Bianca Camargo asked Judge James Hallock that bail be set at $500,000.

"The defendant has absolutely no ties to the community," she said.

In setting a higher bail, Hallock noted a similar case from about two weeks ago in which the defendant's bail was set, bond posted and he voluntarily agreed to immediate deportation by federal authorities. The state's attorney's office was alerted to the plan and stopped the deportation, Hallock said.

"The person would have been deported and avoided prosecution by using immigration authorities as a vehicle," Hallock said.

Alcantar is due in court again on March 17. He needs to post $300,000 to get out of the county jail, and could be transferred to a federal detention facility.

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