COOK COUNTY - An undocumented immigrant who pleaded guilty Monday to molesting the two teenage sons of a church couple who befriended him drew a sharp rebuke from the judge who sentenced him to 6 years in prison.
Alejandro Bautista, 33, of the 1400 block of Devonshire Lane, Hoffman Estates, pleaded guilty to criminal sexual assault and aggravated criminal sexual abuse before Cook County Circuit Judge Thomas Fecarotta Jr.
An angry Fecarotta asked Bautista if he was a legal immigrant. Through an interpreter, Bautista said he crossed the U.S.-Mexico border illegally.
"You cross our border to molest our children?" Fecarotta asked in the Rolling Meadows courthouse. "When you get out of prison, go back to your country. Stay out of ours."
Bautista was a maintenance worker at Bethel Baptist Church, 600 Lake St., Bartlett, and had been living for several years in Hoffman Estates, authorities said. He was befriended by a church family and became close to the two boys, ages 15 and 13, who went to Bautista's residence to watch movies, authorities said.
The 13-year-old told authorities Bautista touched him inappropriately in January while they were watching a movie and the 15-year-old said Bautista touched him last fall.
Bautista's female roommates notified police, authorities said. Bautista has been in custody since his arrest in January. He faces deportation upon his release from prison. Bautista also will have to register as a sex offender.