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Juvenile jail employee gets 6 years for sexually assaulting inmate

George Sabie

George Sabie

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Updated: February 28, 2012 6:11PM

A Shorewood man convicted of offering to pay an inmate at a juvenile detention center to give him oral sex was sentenced to 6 years in prison Tuesday.

George E. Sabie, 55, was found guilty in October of criminal sexual assault, custodial sexual misconduct and official misconduct.

He must serve 85 percent of his sentence, Judge Amy Bertani-Tomczak said, and he’ll need to register as a sex offender for the rest of his life.

During his trial, prosecutors said Sabie was a youth supervisor at the Illinois Youth Center in Joliet. His 17-year-old victim was being held there on a parole violation for residential burglary in June 2008.

They said he walked into the boy’s cell and convinced him to perform oral sex, promising $400. But when it was over, the boy said he collected some of Sabie’s semen on a tissue and hid it. He denied he was trying to blackmail Sabie.

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