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Plainfield Man Charged With Sex Abuse

Paul Houser, 48, is charged with sexually assaulting and abusing a Yorkville teen in 2000 and 2001.

A 48-year-old man accused of sexually abusing a Yorkville teen about a decade ago is due in Kendall County Circuit Court on Tuesday.

Paul Houser, of 4957 Westhill Circle, is being held in Kendall County jail in lieu of $500,000 bail, 10 percent of which is required for release. A warrant alleging two counts of criminal sexual assault and eight counts of criminal sexual abuse was issued Wednesday, court records show.

Yorkville police arrested Houser at his work place in Westmont, Yorkville Deputy Police Chief Larry Hilt said. Houser is accused of a series of sexual acts involving one minor in 2000 and 2001, court records show.

The alleged victim, who now is an adult, reported the incidents in late January, sparking an investigation that is continuing, Hilt said.

“If there are any other victims, we’d ask for them to come forward,” Hilt said.

Houser is an employee benefits manager in the human relations department of Employco USA in Westmont, where he has worked since December 2010, according to documents he filled out on the Web sites LinkedIn and Plaxo.

State law allows prosecutors to pursue sexual assault and abuse charges for up to 10 years after the alleged victim turns 18, court records show.

The most serious charge Houser faces is a Class 1 felony, which typically is punishable with up to 15 years in prison.

Editor's note: This article has been updated to correct Deputy Police Chief Larry Hilt's title. Yorkville Patch regrets the error.

Tawanda The Avenger September 15, 2012 at 04:43 PM
Vile and evil! This perv's activities need to be looked into, as I am sure there are others. Pedophelia is a sexual compulsion which cant be controlled. There are other victims of this sick and twisted pervert. Where's he been for 12+ years.....??
BigFeet September 26, 2012 at 06:04 PM
Unfortunately, he has been among us! I knew this perv personally - worked right next to him for a few years. He worked for a very reputable company, (not the one mentioned above), but some how the background checks they supposedly do did not pick up the prior conviction he had years ago. He not only did this to a child he was supposed to raise as his own, but he went on to have 2 more biological sons of his own. I shudder to think what he has done to them. All the time he was working with me on a daily basis! I hope he gets what he deserves in jail!!

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