Juvenile Center Employee Gets Six Years for Assaulting Inmate

George E. Sabie, a youth supervisor at the Illinois Youth Center in Joliet, was convicted in October of criminal sexual assault

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    George Sabie

    A southwest suburban man convicted of offering to pay an inmate at a juvenile detention center to give him oral sex was sentenced to six years in prison Tuesday.

    George E. Sabie, 55, of Shorewood was found guilty in October of criminal sexual assault, custodial sexual misconduct and official misconduct.

    He must serve at least 85 percent of his sentence, Judge Amy Bertani-Tomczak said, and he’ll need to register as a sex offender for the rest of his life.

    During his trial, prosecutors said Sabie was a youth supervisor at the Illinois Youth Center in Joliet. His 17-year-old victim was being held there on a parole violation for residential burglary in June 2008.

    They said Sabie walked into the boy’s cell and convinced him to perform oral sex, promising $400. But when it was over, the boy said he collected some of Sabie’s semen on a tissue and hid it. He denied he was trying to blackmail Sabie.