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updated: 8/21/2014 6:30 PM

8-year prison term for Aurora child sex assault

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  • Jose Saul Zavaleta-Gonzalez

      Jose Saul Zavaleta-Gonzalez

 
 

A 21-year-old Aurora man was sentenced to eight years in prison this week after admitting to raping a girl younger than 12 that he knew, according to Kane County prosecutors.

Jose S. Zavaleta-Gonzalez, of the 400 block of Pine Avenue, pleaded guilty to predatory criminal sexual assault Wednesday, a felony that carried a top sentence of 30 years in prison, in exchange for prosecutors dismissing 12 other less serious felony sex charges.

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Judge Susan Clancy Boles accepted the plea, in which Zavaleta-Gonzalez admitted to sexually assaulting the girl between Aug. 1, 2011, and June 14, 2013.

He occasionally lived at the home of the victim, prosecutors said.

Zavaleta-Gonzalez must serve 85 percent of the prison sentence, or about 6.75 years, and must register as a sex offender after his release.

Zavaleta-Gonzalez gets credit for 406 days served at the Kane County jail, where he has been held on $350,000 bail since his arrest in June 2013.

He did not have any previous arrests in Kane County before this case, records show.

Kane County Assistant State's Attorney Reagan Pittman prosecuted the case.

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