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Court Watch: Judge Rules Against Releasing Records in Sex Abuse Case

After a review of records a DuPage County judge ruled against releasing students' school records in a sex abuse case.

School records for two female students at have no information relevant to the sex abuse case of a former school counselor, a judge recently ruled. 

An attorney representing a former Naperville North counselor, who is charged with sexually abusing a student, made the records request earlier this year. 

, a former school counselor and Naperville Park District employee, is charged with two counts of aggravated criminal sexual abuse involving one of the two students for which records were sought. 

The judge sealed the records, which will not be shared with Carbonaro's defense attorney. In addition, prosecutors are seeking to block Carbonaro from offering evidence of an alibi at trial because one has not been disclosed to this point.

Prosecutors also want to prevent Carbonaro from offering "self-serving hearsay" testimony about his innocence or inquiring about past sexual conduct, according to court records.

In February 2011, a concerned parent contacted the school's principal to relate information about a relationship that Carbonaro had with a student. District officials contacted authorities to begin an immediate investigation at that time. 

Carbonaro, 34, was indicted on eight counts of aggravated criminal sexual abuse in March 2011. He returns to court April 24.

 

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