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Christopher Puente, 34, Charged In Sexual Abuse Of Toddler In River North McDonald's Bathroom

CHICAGO (CBS)-- Charges were filed against a man accused of sexually assaulting a toddler in a restaurant bathroom in River North.

Police arrested Christopher Puente, 34, Wednesday morning for criminal trespass when he refused to leave a local business. Police then connected him to the man in surveillance photos in the sexual assault case of a 3-year-old.

Puente is facing charges of predatory criminal sexual assault of a victim younger than 13 years old and criminal trespass.

A toddler was steps away from her parent when she was sexually abused inside the McDonald's Chicago flagship restaurant in River North.

A man witnessed the girl being taken into a stall and called police.

Police on Tuesday released surveillance images of the suspect.

River North Sexual Abuse Suspect
Police say this man sexually abused a child in a restaurant bathroom in River North on Monday, Feb. 17, 2020. (Credit: Chicago Police)

Puente will be in court Thursday afternoon.

This is a developing story.

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