Former DuPage County probation officer pleads guilty to custodial sexual misconduct

WHEATON, Ill. -- A former suburban Chicago probation officer has pleaded guilty to having inappropriate sexual contact with a woman whose case he was monitoring.

DuPage County State's Attorney Robert Berlin says 33-year-old Christian Nunez of Naperville pleaded guilty Thursday to official misconduct and custodial sexual misconduct.

Both charges are felonies punishable by up to five years in prison.

Authorities say Nunez began serving as the victim's probation officer after she was released from jail in 2017.

He started sending naked pictures of himself to her cellphone and requesting she send naked photos of herself to him.

He later went to her home in Lombard and instructed her to perform a sex act.

The woman alerted Lombard police, who opened an investigation that led to charges.

Berlin says what Nunez did was "beyond disgusting."
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