Mount Prospect man accused of trying to record child sex abuse

A Mount Prospect man was ordered held on $1.5 million bail Friday after, authorities say, a mother caught him using his cellphone to videotape her sleeping child while attempting to undress the 5-year-old girl.

Dennis Rubio, 49, is charged with manufacture of child pornography, possession of child pornography and aggravated criminal sexual abuse. If convicted, he faces up to 30 years in prison.

Cook County Judge Marc Martin ordered Rubio have no contact with anyone under age 18 and refrain from using the internet or a cellphone.

Prosecutors said Rubio went to the family’s home Wednesday to speak to the child’s mother about a job. While there, Rubio told jokes and tickled the girl, who sat on his lap, authorities said. The mother “did not notice anything unusual or inappropriate about the interactions,” said Cook County Assistant State’s Attorney Ryan DeGroot.

Rubio excused himself to

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