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Article posted: 4/5/2013 5:02 PM

St. Charles pedophile gets 8 years for 2012 rape

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A 67-year-old St. Charles man was sentenced to eight years in prison this week after pleading guilty to sexually assaulting a developmentally disabled woman in St. Charles in summer 2012. Gary Kluber must serve 85 percent of his sentence for assaulting the woman, who was the girlfriend of Kluber's nephew, prosecutors said.

Kluber, of the 100 block of South 10th Avenue, was charged last summer and admitted to one count of criminal sexual assault in exchange for prosecutors dismissing other charges. In Kluber's "cold plea," he and the state did not agree on a sentence and left it up to Kane County Judge John Barsanti.

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Kluber faced up to 15 years in prison for assaulting the woman.

According to police and prosecutors, the victim was visiting her boyfriend at her boyfriend's home on June 2 when Kluber forced himself on her in the basement while her boyfriend was upstairs.

The victim, who is 35 but functions as a pre-adolescent, told her family, who notified the St. Charles police, prosecutors said.

Kluber admitted to police what he did and blamed his actions on loneliness and depression since his wife died in 2006, prosecutors said.

Kluber has committed other sex crimes in the past.

In 1987 he was sentenced to supervision for misdemeanor criminal sexual assault of a child; four years supervision for a 1988 felony conviction for aggravated criminal sexual abuse; and conditional discharge after a felony conviction for being a sex offender in a school zone in 2010, prosecutors said.

He also gets about 10 months credit for time in the Kane County jail while his case was pending.

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