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updated: 5/9/2013 9:21 AM

Man gets 41 years for sexually abusing 2 toddlers

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Cook County authorities say a traveling carnival worker was sentenced to 41 years in prison after pleading guilty to sexually assaulting two toddlers.

State's Attorney Anita Alvarez says 29-year-old Wilfredo Elias of Chicago entered his plea and was sentenced on Wednesday. She says Elias videotaped repeated sexual assaults on the children in 2011 while they were 2 and 3 years old. Elias was babysitting at the time.

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Prosecutors say a family member discovered the images on an electronic memory storage device and contacted police.

Elias was arrested last September in Missouri while traveling with a carnival.

He received a 31 year sentence in one case and a 10 year sentence in the second case. Under Illinois law, he will be required to serve 85 percent of the sentence.

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