Man Sentenced to 20 Years for Sexually Assaulting Girl, 9

Ariel Guerra was sentenced to prison on Thursday, Jan. 17, 2013.


Richmond resident Ariel Guerra was sentenced Thursday to 20 years in prison for sexually assaulting a nine-year-old girl from June 2010 to May 2011, the Northwest Herald reports.

Guerra, 30, who recently lived in Crystal Lake, pleaded guilty to two counts of predatory criminal sexual assault of a child, both Class X felonies. He faced 45 to 120 years in prison, according to the Herald.

McHenry County Judge Charles P. Weech accepted Guerra's plea agreeement terms, but said Guerra must serve 85 percent of his sentence, amounting to 17 years, before he is eligble to be released from prison, the Herald article reports.

McCloud January 18, 2013 at 01:12 PM
17 Years? What happens then? I could only guess. Here is where our nation's outrage should be focused. Why is it not?
cynthia February 01, 2013 at 03:08 PM
hes let go to do it again or worse from what he will learn in prison..Is he an illegal as well? I wouldn't doubt it.
Brian February 08, 2013 at 07:30 PM
He was my cellie in mchenry county jail, hes scared as hell of what prison is gonna do to him, and he should be..


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