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Judge denies reduced bond for man accused of groping girls at Bolingbrook Aquatic Complex

Published: Monday, June 23, 2014 12:04 p.m. CDT • Updated: Tuesday, July 29, 2014 9:50 p.m. CDT
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Luis O. Diaz

BOLINGBROOK – A Bolingbrook man will remain in jail while awaiting trial for three separate sexual abuse cases.

Judge Sarah Jones on Monday denied a request to reduce the $1.5 million bond that Luis O. Diaz, 53, would have to post to be released. Defense attorney Steven Haney said Diaz and his wife have lived in Bolingbrook for more than 20 years and he has no criminal history.

On March 1, police were called to the Bolingbrook Recreation and Aquatic Complex after witnesses allegedly saw Diaz making "inappropriate physical contact" with an 8-year-old girl and 5-year-old girl in the swimming pool, according to police reports.

While detectives were investigating the incident they learned Diaz groped and rubbed against another 8-year-old girl on two occasions, according to Assistant State's Attorney Peter Wilkes.

"We think the [existing] bond is appropriate. [Diaz] presents a threat to the general public... through his employment," Wilkes said, telling Jones the business owner was performing service calls for heating and air conditioning repair at the alleged victim's house.

Wilkes said prosecutors are awaiting lab results before scheduling a trial. Diaz appeared saddened and sighed several times while talking with Haney after Jones denied the bond reduction.

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