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updated: 3/1/2012 5:06 PM

Woman gets 12 years in prison for Aurora kidnapping

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  • Monserrat Arreola

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A Romeoville woman was sentenced to 12 years in prison for her role in kidnapping an Aurora woman, beating her and forcing her to eat dog feces.

Monserrat Arreola, 25, of the 600 block of Montrose Drive, pleaded guilty this week to aggravated kidnapping before Judge John Walters.

Her co-defendant, Jean Marc Faison, 26, of the 200 block of Trask Street, Aurora, was sentenced to 40 years in prison for his role in the kidnapping.

Faison was convicted in fall 2011 and sentenced earlier this year.

Faison, Arreola and the victim were at the victim's house in Aurora Nov. 20, 2010, when Arreola attacked the victim for an unknown reason, authorities said.

Faison and Arreola are accused of forcing the woman into the basement where Faison held a shotgun to the victim's face while he and Arreola punched and kicked her. At one point, the woman was forced to eat dog feces, prosecutors said.

Faison then dragged the woman upstairs and outside to where the victim saw Faison's car in the driveway with the trunk open. The woman feared they were going to kill her and she escaped by running to a neighbor's house while Faison was distracted, authorities said.

Arreola must serve 85 percent of her sentence and she gets credit for about 15 months spent in the Kane County jail since her arrest.

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