A DuPage County judge set bail at $1 million Tuesday for a registered sex offender accused of molesting two young girls, including one who was at his home for a sleepover.
Joel Augustine, 34, of the 500 block of East Thornhill Drive, Carol Stream, faces three counts of criminal sexual assault and one count of aggravated criminal sexual abuse. He would have to post $100,000 to be released from jail.
Augustine served time in prison and became a registered sex offender after he was convicted of attacking his then-17-year-old girlfriend behind her workplace in 1999, when he was 21 years old, according to court records.
He also has prior arrests for marijuana possession, drunken driving, domestic battery and failure to register as a sex offender, among other offenses, prosecutors said.
In court Tuesday, Augustine identified himself as the owner of a construction services company and asked for bail to be set at $5,000. Judge Elizabeth Sexton set bail at $1 million and ordered him to have no contact with minors if he is released from custody.”