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Aurora man guilty of sexually assaulting young child he knew
An Aurora man faces a lengthy prison term after he was convicted of sexually assaulting a young child he knew.
Armando Romero-Gutierrez, 38, (d.o.b. 12-6-1977), of the 100 block of South LaSalle Street, Aurora, was convicted late Wednesday, March 9, 2016, by a Kane County jury, of two counts of predatory criminal sexual assault, each a Class X felony, and 16 counts of aggravated criminal sexual abuse, each a Class 2 felony,
Prosecutors presented evidence that between June 2010 and June 2014 Romero-Gutierrez sexually assaulted and sexually abused a young child he knew. The victim was younger than 12 years old at the time.
Circuit Judge Donald M. Tegeler Jr. set Romero-Gutierrez’s next court appearance for 1:30 p.m. May 20, 2016, in Courtroom 311 at the Kane County Judicial Center for motions and sentencing. Romero-Gutierrez faces a sentence of between 15 and 67 years in the Illinois Department of Corrections.
In addition to the prison term, Romero-Gutierrez must register for life as a sexual offender in accordance with the Illinois Sexual Offender Registration Act.
Romero-Gutierrez remains in custody at the Kane County jail, where he had been held since his arrest in lieu of $750,000 bail. Bond was revoked upon conviction.
The case was prosecuted by Kane County Assistant State’s Attorneys Reagan Pittman and Andrew Whitfield. The case was investigated by the Kane County Child Advocacy Center with assistance from the Aurora Police Department.