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Ex-high school counselor admits having sexual relationship with 16-year-old girl

Updated: January 9, 2013 8:00AM

A former Naperville North High School guidance counselor admitted Tuesday he carried on a sexual relationship with a 16-year-old female student.

John Carbonaro, 35, pleaded guilty to felony criminal sexual abuse as part of a plea deal that is expected to see him serve 30 days of jail work-release and 30 months probation.

He also will have to register for 10 years as a sex offender, DuPage County authorities said.

Carbonaro had sexual contact with the Naperville North student in 2010 at his home while he worked as a guidance counselor and coach at the school, officials said.

Judge Blanche Fawell is expected to formally sentence Carbonaro next month.

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