Ex-East Aurora High worker gets 12 years for sex assault

A former East Aurora School District 131 truancy liaison was sentenced to 12 years in prison for sexually assaulting a student, officials said.

Jose B. Corona, 32, of the 1300 block of South Glen Court, Aurora, pleaded guilty Friday to two counts of criminal sexual assault and one count of battery, according to a news release from the Kane County state's attorney's office.

Prosecutors said that between Aug. 15 and Nov. 12, 2015, Corona had sexual contact with the victim, who was younger than 18, in his office and at his home.

Another student, who also was younger than 18, reported to the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services in October 2015 that Corona had made inappropriate advances and had unlawful contact with her that month, according to the release.

Corona must serve at least 85 percent of the sentence. He receives credit for 336 days served in the Kane County jail, where he had been held since his arrest in lieu of $100,000 bond. In addition, Corona must register for life as a sex offender.

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