Ex-probation officer sentenced to prison for violating sentence on sex case

  • Christian Nunez

    Christian Nunez

 
 
Updated 7/8/2020 5:42 PM

A former DuPage County probation officer is being sent to prison after violating the terms of his sentence on misconduct charges.

Judge John Kinsella Wednesday sentenced Christian Nunez, 34, formerly of Oswego, to 2½ years in prison on charges of official misconduct and custodial sexual misconduct.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                       
 

Nunez pleaded guilty to the charges in June 2019, and was sentenced in November to one year of periodic imprisonment. He was allowed to leave jail to go to work.

Prosecutors said he lost his job, but didn't tell authorities. He continued to leave the jail from Jan. 22 through Feb. 11 by falsifying documents that verified his employment.

"Once again, without a care at all for what is right or wrong, Mr. Nunez did whatever he wanted to do," DuPage State's Attorney Robert Berlin said. "Two years ago, he took advantage of his position of authority to satisfy his sexual desires because that's what he wanted to do. After losing his job, which allowed him out of jail for several hours a day, he forged documents that would allow him to continue that practice -- because that's what he wanted to do."

Nunez had been a probation officer for a woman who was released from the DuPage County jail in May 2017. During her probation, he contacted her from his personal cellphone, sent naked photographs of himself to her and asked that she send him photographs and videos of herself naked. Then on March 11, 2018, he went to her home and instructed her to perform oral sex, which she did. Afterward, she told Lombard police.

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