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updated: 3/21/2014 5:08 PM

Prison for two Elgin men in Riverfest beating

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  • Andres Sanchez

      Andres Sanchez

  • Oscar E. Villagomez

      Oscar E. Villagomez


Two of three men accused of beating an elderly man who was cleaning up after Riverfest in South Elgin last August were sentenced to prison after pleading guilty to their roles in the attack.

Andres Sanchez, 18, of the 600 block of Grace Street, Elgin, was sentenced to five years in prison Friday after pleading guilty to aggravated battery causing great bodily harm, according to Kane County court records.

Judge James Hallock accepted the plea agreement, in which prosecutors dismissed the most severe charge of armed robbery that carried a maximum 15-year term.

The five-year sentence was the maximum on the aggravated battery charge.

Oscar E. Villagomez, 36, of the 100 block of Mallory Avenue, Elgin, was sentenced to seven years in prison last week after pleading guilty to robbing a man at Festival park in Elgin in August and for his role in the South Elgin attack.

Villagomez also served prison time for a 2002 Elgin robbery and a 2007 theft in West Dundee, court records show.

According to police, Villagomez, Sanchez and another person attacked a 71-year-old man at about 6:15 a.m. Aug. 8, 2013, at State and River streets while he was cleaning up after the village's annual summer festival.

Villagomez also was accused of driving to Elgin and beating and robbing a man of his cellphone at Festival Park in Elgin.

Villagomez got seven years from the Elgin attack and five years for the South Elgin beating, records show. The sentences are to be served concurrently.

A third person, Pedro Miranda, 18, of the 1200 block of Scott Avenue, Chicago Heights, also faces charges from the attack in South Elgin.

Miranda is next due in court April 30 and he faces a maximum of 15 years in prison.

Miranda's defense attorney, Roy Amatore, Friday said he had no comment.

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