A Rolling Meadows man was sentenced to three years in prison after pleading guilty to molesting a 5-year-old girl last year, court records show.
Javier Martinez-Lopez, 46, pleaded guilty Wednesday to criminal sexual abuse after Cook County Judge Thomas Fecarotta denied a defense motion to suppress statements he made to police following his arrest last June. Fecarotta sentenced Martinez-Lopez to prison and ordered him to pay $689 in fines. Fecarotta awarded Martinez-Lopez credit for the 275 days he has spent in custody.
Martinez-Lopez molested the girl then threatened to lock her in a room or kill her if she told, prosecutors said during his bond hearing last year.
Martinez-Lopez, who admitted to using at least three different names, testified detectives told him he could go home if he admitted abusing the girl. He also testified the detectives intimidated him, that one detective placed a hand on Martinez-Lopez's chest while keeping his other hand on his holstered gun.
Fecarotta denied the motion to suppress the statements, saying he did not find the defendant's account credible.