55-year-old José L. Dominguez has agreed to a sentence of 25 years’ imprisonment in the Illinois Department of Corrections in exchange for a guilty plea to the offenses of predatory criminal sexual assault of a child, Class X felony, and aggravated criminal sexual abuse, Class 2 felony.
Kane County Judge Alice C. Tracy accepted the plea.
Kane County Assistant State’s Attorney Matthew Rodgers stated in court that between January 2011 and August 2018 Dominguez sexually abused two victims. Dominguez knew the victims, who both were younger than 13.
The sentence is 22 years for the Class X felony and 3 years for the Class 2 felony. Dominguez must serve at least 85 percent of the 22-year sentence and is eligible for day-for-day sentencing on the 3-year sentence. Dominguez receives credit for 979 days served in the Kane County jail, where he had been held since his arrest in lieu of $1 million bail.
In addition to the prison term, Dominguez must register for life as a sexual offender in accordance with the Illinois Sexual Offender Registration Act.
“When the older victim was 13, she saw a film in health class that caused her to disclose her own abuse to a teacher,” ASA Rodgers said. “I’m proud of her for the courage she showed in coming forward and for coming to the sentencing hearing and providing a powerful victim impact statement. Thanks to Investigator Tim Bosshart and case manager Cindy Barrett for their outstanding work in this case.”
The Kane County Child Advocacy Center investigated and prosecuted the case.