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updated: 2/25/2014 5:21 PM

Palatine man sentenced to seven years for sexual assault

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A 50-year-old Palatine man pleaded guilty to molesting a 9-year-old girl last year, according to court records.

Jose Juarez-Diaz pleaded guilty Friday to criminal sexual assault, a class 1 felony, and was sentenced to seven years in prison. The judge also ordered Juarez-Diaz to pay $1,389 in fines and to register as a sex offender upon his release from prison.

Juarez Diaz, who had no criminal background, received credit for 326 days in custody.

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