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Court Sentences Plainfield Man to 10 Years in Prison for Sex Abuse of Yorkville Boy

Paul Houser, 48, admitted to criminal sexual assault of his stepson, who was a child living in Yorkville in 1999 to 2001, according to Kendall County State's Attorney Eric Weis.

First, the man told about his stepfather sexually abusing him when he was a child, authorities said.

Then, he allowed police to record him discussing the abuse with his stepfather, Paul Houser, 48, of Plainfield, authorities said.

Houser pleaded guilty to criminal sexual assault Thursday and was sentenced to 10 years in prison, according to a news release from Eric Weis. The effects of the crime didn't end with Thursday's court hearing, though.

"I may not ever find the words to completely do justice to the impact that this has had on myself and family," the victim said during the hearing, according to a news release. "I can at least allow others to know that it is something that forever impacts the victim's wellbeing.”

Houser admitted to an incident in 2000, when the victim was a child living in Yorkville, the news release states. He faced up to 15 years in prison based on the laws in place in 2000, and will have to serve 85 percent of his sentence before being eligible for parole, according to the news release.

In the news release, Weis praised the victim, as well as Yorkville police and First Assistant State's Attorney Nemura Pencyla.

“If it were not for the courage of this victim to come forward, Houser would still be out and a threat to other young children," Weis said in the release.

Houser has remained in custody . He bail was $500,000.

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Debbie Zolnierowicz September 16, 2012 at 10:10 PM
That's it?!?! 10 years???? I am outraged for this young man! I'm glad that he found his voice and spoke the truth, that is a very important part of healing. But what is wrong with our judicial system when someone can victimize a child and change his life FOREVER and then only receive this punishment? And this was his stepson! Someone he should have been nurturing and protecting? At 58, thus predator will still have many years to terrorize others...I only hope he is monitored closely. A pedophile is not rehabilitated easily, if at all. I pray this young man finds peace someday.
BigFeet September 26, 2012 at 06:06 PM
I can't believe he only got 10 years, especially after it was posted in another newspaper that he previously served 6 years in NC for a similar conviction!! Castrate this POS!

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