Former Naperville North Counselor Pleads Guilty to Sexual Abuse of Student

John Carbonaro, a former Naperville North High School coach and counselor, pleaded guilty on Tuesday to having a sexual relationship with a 16-year-old student in 2010.

A former Naperville North High School coach and counselor pleaded guilty on Tuesday to having a sexual relationship with a 16-year-old female student in 2010, according to the DuPage County State's Attorney.

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John Carbonaro, 35, of the 3S600 block of Melcher Avenue in Warrenville, pleaded guilty to one count of criminal sexual abuse, a Class 4 felony, in front of Judge Blanche Hill Fawell this morning before his trial was about to begin, according to a release. He faces a sentencing hearing on Feb. 19.

“As a trusted member of the high school’s staff, Mr. Carbonaro used his position to sexually abuse his young victim,” DuPage County State's Attorney Robert Berlin said in a release. “He cared nothing for his victim and betrayed the trust placed in him by the victim, the school and the victim’s parents."

Carbonaro allegedly began a sexual relationship with the female Naperville North student in the summer of 2010, sexually abusing the student in his home, according to the DuPage County State's Attorney.

In Feburary of 2011, Carbonaro turned himself in after police said a concerned parent called the school and told the principal about an inappropriate relationship he had with a teenage student, Patch reported in 2011.

At that time, Naperville School District 203 administrators immediately contacted authorities to begin an investigation. Carbonaro—a counselor and the school's junior varsity girls' golf coach— was suspended and "removed from all duties and responsibilities within the district," according to an e-mailed statement from Naperville Community Unit School District 203 in 2011.

Carbonaro was hired as a full-time employee at the district in 2006. At that time, he successfully passed the required background checks conducted on all District 203 employees, district officials have said.

Carbonaro was also a part-time summer camp coach and range officer for the Naperville Park District for 5 years before he was suspended without pay.

Caryn Outlaw January 09, 2013 at 12:53 AM
John Q Public January 09, 2013 at 12:43 PM
Unbelievable !!! Probation for a Child Molester ? DuPage County should be asshamed of itself. You just sent a message to all girls not to come forward if this happens to them because nothing will be done !!! I'm sure his family had connections with someone. Maybe the Judge ?
John Q Public January 09, 2013 at 12:50 PM
What a slap in the face to all women !!! His wife ( A teacher in Wheaton ) has to be the dumbest of all. Still with him and standing by his side. It's a sad day when the Dupage County courts think probation is a good sentence for sexual assault !!!
MommyOf3 January 09, 2013 at 02:31 PM
John Q, where are you seeing that information????
John Q Public January 09, 2013 at 02:47 PM
What information are asking about ?
John Q Public January 09, 2013 at 03:49 PM
Daily Harold. https://www.dailyherald.com/article/20130108/news/701089854/
Collin Czarnecki January 09, 2013 at 03:56 PM
Patch will post sentencing information when the sentencing hearing takes place on Feb. 19.
DHD January 09, 2013 at 05:21 PM
Sun-Times says he is likely to receive 30-days jail work release 30 months probation. What a joke.
Despiser of Obama January 09, 2013 at 05:55 PM
A 13 year girl without her parents permission or knowledge can get an abortion! So if a 13 year old can consent and make an adult decession to get an abortion , a 16 year old should be allowed to consent to a sexual relationship with a man regardless of age and job!
Despiser of Obama January 09, 2013 at 06:17 PM
Probabtion sounds fair!
Will Joseph January 10, 2013 at 03:45 AM
Carbonaro is probably another Despiser!
John Q Public January 10, 2013 at 12:31 PM
Carbonaro's wife is the dumbest of all. She stands by him after he admitted it to the court. Im sure he told her he's admitting it just to keep from getting a prison sentence. Oh wait, DuPage County Court just showed you won't get prison for being a child molester. Great message the court sent to all young girls everywhere !!! I'm sure his family knew someone in the system and that's why he is getting probation. Either way, DuPage County should be ashamed of the message they sent to children. What a joke the court system is !!!
Despiser of Obama January 10, 2013 at 05:12 PM
What kind if example do we send to our children with this. A 13 year girl without her parents permission or knowledge can get an abortion, but a 16 year old consenting to sex isn't okay?
Despiser of Obama January 10, 2013 at 06:29 PM
If a 13 year old got pregnant and got an abortion why would they hid it and not tell their patents or need permission. Learn something abortion rules allow as young ad 13 to get an abortion. All abortions are unnecessary! Illinois You do not need parent permission to have an abortion
Despiser of Obama January 10, 2013 at 06:33 PM
Many states have passed parental consent bills, eliminating the situation where a 13-year-old girl can get an abortion but not an aspirin without her parents' consent
Despiser of Obama January 10, 2013 at 08:02 PM
One more thing little jimmy. I bet you are a liberal lover of dictator Obama and you believe in abortion(murder), same sex sin marriage, the dream act, Obamacare, and all of Obamas socialist movement plans.
Collin Czarnecki January 11, 2013 at 01:11 AM
Hi Tommy, Comments have been removed and an account has been banned due to numerous violations of our Terms of Use.
Buford Pusser January 11, 2013 at 01:50 AM
Did you suspend Jimmy?
Buford Pusser January 11, 2013 at 02:06 AM
Collin I read some other comments here ,do you have double standards? Some people call DOO and idiot and what do you do? Nothing? Double standards!
Jane D. January 11, 2013 at 02:33 AM
The courts don't give a plea like that (30 days work release) for someone that is guilty. Taking a plea DOES NOT mean he was guilty. Means he's not stupid enough to risk 7years in jail when he can get a deal that good.
Buford Pusser January 11, 2013 at 02:39 AM
Jail time for a Class 4 felony is usually 1-3 years and the Max. Is 6 years with aggravated circumstances and probation is up to 2 1/2 years.
jimmy John January 11, 2013 at 12:10 PM
If he's not guilty, Why would he take a plea deal ? Beacuse he 's guilty , That's why. You would have to be an idiot to plead guilty for something you didn't do !!!
MommyOf3 January 13, 2013 at 12:20 AM
I think it's pathetic that a plea deal is even offered in a sexual abuse case:( DOO- I think you are either a troll or mentally ill, but I actually do agree with you on something! A child should never be allowed to give concent for an abortion. When my daughter is in Jr. High she will be able to have an abortion on demand, but if she has a headache at school, the school can't give her tylenol without concent. What?!?! It's crazy. OK, back to the actual topic, which is what a loser this creep councelor is.
Annie may January 16, 2013 at 10:11 PM
Communist website takes down posts they don't like. They must support child molesters
Annie may January 16, 2013 at 10:13 PM
This guy should be in jail for years !!! Instead they gave him a deal and he gets probation ? WTF is that about ? Bad message to send the children.


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