Former inspector re-hired by state after he was accused of groping Chicago business owners

CHIAGO (CBS) – The Illinois Division of Work Protection hired a former condition inspector who experienced been caught on digicam groping the owner of a doggy daycare center final 12 months.

CBS 2 Investigator Megan Hickey has now uncovered that former Illinois Section of Agriculture inspector Jose Guillen had been acquiring paid out by the point out considering that February, most lately earning a paycheck very last week.

“Section of me regrets that I did not occur ahead faster, mainly because of the simple fact that if I had — there are some gals that it experienced transpired to later on,” reported Leah Bindig, the proprietor of the Bucktown doggy daycare Aeslin Pup. Bindig is just one of at minimum 5 women discovered as Guillen’s victims in federal charging files submitted on Wednesday.

Guillen was recently charged with five counts relevant to groping the victims CBS 2 spoke to in a series of studies that aired past year.

The alleged sexual touching occurred in the course of obligatory on-web site inspections of the female organization owners’ facilities. One particular incident  involving Bindig was even caught on digital camera.

Guillen was also charged for lying all through a deposition last yr.

“I was maintaining my balance to make certain I didn’t tumble,” Guillen reported during the deposition.

“And to keep your stability you finished up touching her buttocks?” he was questioned.

Guillen responded, “Which is suitable.”

CBS 2 broke the tale in June 2021, and on Friday, we realized Guillen resigned in advance of he could be terminated from the Department of Agriculture.

Then, he was hired by the condition authorities once again in January as an “work protection method representative,” in accordance to state income records.

As of his past paycheck a 7 days back, he’d been paid $20,000 in taxpayer funds so far this year.

The victims in his case want to know how that was attainable.

On Friday, IDES informed CBS 2 that Guillen is no lengthier with the section. 

The company stated Guillen was put on administrative leave pursuing his arrest this 7 days. Prior to that, he had signed a letter of resignation powerful at the close of business enterprise on Friday.

In a assertion, the IDES mentioned: “All through his time at IDES, the worker experienced limited interaction with the community and no interactions with the public without a supervisor current. In aspect, simply because the personnel resigned right before he could be terminated from the Division of Agriculture, his perform there was not incorporated in his application components.”

The IDES also stated likely employees are matter to a history verify conducted by the Illinois Condition Police and all relevant point out hiring regulations and restrictions had been followed with Guillen.