AURORA, IL — A 55-year-old Aurora man was sentenced Thursday to serve six years in prison after pleading guilty to a series of domestic assaults.
Stanley Ortega, of the 1200 block of Trask Street, was convicted by a jury in March of aggravated domestic battery, interfering with the reporting of domestic violence and violating a domestic violence bail bond. Ortega in October 2018 pushed a person as they ran out of the house, causing “significant bruising,” according to prosecutors.
During his sentencing hearing Thursday for those convictions, Ortega pleaded guilty to nine additional charges stemming from three previous assaults reported by the victim in the October 2018 incident, according to a news release from Kane County State’s Attorney Joe McMahon.
Ortega on Thursday pleaded guilty to three counts of domestic battery, two counts of aggravated domestic battery with great bodily harm, aggravated domestic battery with strangulation and unlawful restraint, as well as two misdemeanor charges, according to prosecutors.
On June 18, 2018, Ortega tied the victim’s hands and feet together before beating and strangling them, according to prosecutors. Ortega broke the victim’s hip on Aug. 16, 2018, by pushing them to the ground, prosecutors said.
Two weeks later, he punched the victim, forcing them to get stitches, prosecutors said. Ortega later removed the stitches because “he did not like the way they looked on the victim,” prosecutors said in the release.
“Domestic abuse remains a constant in all communities,” McMahon said. “The first step to stopping it is to seek help. Although some domestic abuse survivors are reluctant to report abuse to police, doing so can help an abuser by getting the abuser into treatment and counseling.”
Ortega must serve at least 85 percent of his six-year sentence. He will receive credit for serving more than a year at the Kane County Adult Justice Center since his arrest.
The Kane County Public Defender’s Office did not respond Friday to Patch’s request for comment on Ortega’s behalf.