Man gets 10 years for home invasion sex case committed while on probation for similar allegations

JOVEN M CUYUGAN
Joven Cuyugan | CPD

A man who allegedly broke into an Avondale woman’s home and laid on top of her as she slept — while on probation for breaking into another woman’s apartment and trying to have sex with her — has been sentenced to prison, according to court records.

Joven Cuyugan, 37, pleaded guilty to one count of home invasion sex offense and aggravated criminal sexual abuse. Judge Arthur Hill sentenced him to ten years on the home invasion count and three years on the sexual abuse allegation. Cuyugan will serve the sentences concurrently and he will receive 458 days credit for the time he spent in jail before pleading, Hill said.

Cuyugan entered the victim’s bedroom on the 3000 block of North Spaulding around 1 a.m. on March 2, 2020, and crawled on top of her as she slept, police said. He allegedly groped the woman through her bedding and covered her mouth when she screamed for help. Then, he fled.

But police found a Chicago Cubs hat that the intruder left in the woman’s apartment. A DNA sample taken from the hat matched Cuyugan, who also lived in Avondale. Police entered Cuyugan’s DNA into law enforcement databases during a previous case that involved similar allegations.

In that incident, Cuyugan was originally charged with attempted aggravated criminal sexual assault after he allegedly broke into a woman’s home and asked the victim to have sex with him, according to records. The sexual assault charge was dropped as part of a plea agreement that resulted in Cuyugan receiving probation for burglary.

Judge Hill ordered Cuyugan to register as a sex offender for life upon his release from prison.

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