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Probation for woman who burned ex-boyfriend's minvan in Aurora

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  • Otilia A. Delatorre

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A 53-year-old woman was sentenced to four years of probation Friday after pleading guilty to setting her ex-boyfriend's minivan on fire in January in Aurora, according to court records.

Otilia A. Delatorre, of the 300 block of Southview Drive, Rochelle, also spent 130 days in jail on charges of arson and must pay $3,150 in fines and fees as part of her probation, Kane County court records show.

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She faced anywhere from probation to seven years in prison if convicted.

According to police, Delatorre was arrested after she argued with her ex-boyfriend while the two were in his 2005 Chrysler Town and Country minivan in Aurora on the 1200 block of Lake Street (Route 31).

The argument became physical, so the man left Delatorre alone in the van, which she was accused of dousing with a flammable liquid before eventually driving away in her own car.

Delatorre was arrested in Geneva; the ex-boyfriend, a 47-year-old Aurora man, was not injured.

When Batavia police pulled over Delatorre, she had minor burns on her torso and also had charred clothing. police said.

In exchange for the guilty plea, prosecutors dismissed less serious charges of felony criminal property damage and misdemeanor domestic battery.

Delatorre had been held on $100,000 bail since her arrest. If she violates her probation, she could be resentenced up to seven years in prison.

A message left for her defense attorney, Scott Sheen, was not returned.

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