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12-year sentence in Batavia rape and domestic attack

Michael L. Jett

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A 55-year-old Batavia man was sentenced to 12 years in prison after pleading guilty to sexually assaulting a woman in June 2012 and a domestic attack in 2011, according to prosecutors and court records.

Michael L. Jett, of the 200 block of South River Street, must register as a sex offender for the rest of his life and serve 85 percent of his sentence, which comes to a little more than 10 years behind bars.

Kane County Judge John Barsanti accepted the plea agreement last week in which Jett pleaded guilty to criminal sexual assault from the 2012 attack and aggravated domestic battery from a September 2011 case.

Jett was sentenced to nine years for the sexual assault and three years for the domestic battery, and the sentences must be served consecutively, according to prosecutors and court records.

He had faced up to 37 years in prison if given the maximum sentence in both cases.

Jett was arrested last June after he drove a 48-year-old woman to Provena Mercy Center Hospital in Aurora, and the woman told hospital personnel and authorities she had been sexually assaulted, held captive, denied food and basically terrorized for at least three days.

The woman said Jett called her employer and said she was sick, and that she was not allowed to leave.

Police later searched Jett's home and found items used to restrain and assault the woman, according to court documents.

At the time, Jett was free on bond after being charged with a September 2011 aggravated domestic battery involving a different victim.

In that case, Jett was accused of violating a woman to the extent that he caused "serious medical complications resulting in prolonged hospitalization," according to court records.

Jett's defense attorney, Bruce Self, could not immediately be reached for comment.

Jett had been held on $3 million bail since his arrest, and will receive 286 days of credit toward his sentence.

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