Judge Finds Plainfield Man Guilty of Child Sex Abuse

Judge Finds Plainfield Man Guilty of Child Sex Abuse

Kane County Judge Donald M. Tegeler, Jr., has found 47-year-old Anastasio Rodriguez guilty of the offense of aggravated criminal sexual abuse, a Class 2 felony.

Anastasio Rodriguez

Rodriguez waived his right to a jury trial.

Kane County Assistant State’s Attorneys Stacey Wittman and Jessica Michels presented evidence during the trial that in December 2011 Rodriguez sexually abused the victim, whom he know. The victim was younger than 13 years old.

Tegeler set Rodriguez’s next court appearance for 1:30 p.m. Nov. 5, 2021, in Courtroom 311 at the Kane County Judicial Center for motions and sentencing.

Rodriguez faces a sentence of between three and seven years of imprisonment in the Illinois Department of Corrections, or probation.

In addition to the prison term, Rodriguez must register for life as a sexual offender in accordance with the Illinois Sexual Offender Registration Act.

Rodriguez remains free on $10,000 bond.

“The victim in this case showed courage in testifying against her abuser about a crime that occurred nearly 10 years ago,” ASA Whittman said. “I want to thank our advocate from the Child Advocacy Center, Cindy Barrett, for all of her work in assisting with the trial and trial preparation.”

SOURCE: Kane County State’s Attorney’s Office news release