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updated: 5/1/2014 4:40 PM

Probation, jail for teen in South Elgin Riverfest beating

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  • Pedro Miranda

    Pedro Miranda


An 18-year-old received three years of probation and spent 75 days in jail after admitting to his role in the beating and robbery of a 71-year-old man cleaning up in August 2013 after South Elgin's summer festival.

Pedro Miranda, of the 1200 block of Scott Avenue, Chicago Heights, also must pay a $2,600 fine and perform 100 hours of community service after pleading guilty this week to felony robbery, according to Kane County court records.

Judge James Hallock accepted the plea in which prosecutors dismissed other charges, such as aggravated battery to a victim older than 60, mob action and armed robbery.

If Miranda violates probation, he could be resentenced to up to seven years in prison.

Miranda's defense attorney, Roy Amatore, could not immediately be reached for comment Thursday.

According to police, three men attacked the victim at State and River streets in South Elgin as he was cleaning up after the village's annual Riverfest last August.

The man suffered a serious eye injury and the trio took his cellphone, police said.

Two of Miranda's co-defendants, both from Elgin, were sentenced to prison after pleading guilty earlier this year, according to court records.

Oscar Villagomez, 36, got seven years in prison for admitting to his role in the South Elgin attack in addition to robbing a man at Festival Park in Elgin following the South Elgin beating.

Andres Sanchez, 18, was sentenced to five years in prison after pleading guilty to aggravated battery in connection to the South Elgin attack.

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