A 49-year-old man faces up to 15 years in prison after a jury on Wednesday found him guilty of sexually assaulting a woman at a Zion residence.
Luis F. Rosales, 49, of the 2900 block of Gideon Avenue in Zion, was charged in December 2019 with two counts of criminal sexual assault.
Prosecutors said that Rosales sexually assaulted a young adult woman in a residence in Zion in October 2018.
A jury trial concluded Wednesday in the case.
Rosales was convicted of one count of criminal sexual assault by the use or threat of force and one count of criminal sexual assault of a victim unable to give consent.
Both charges are Class 1 felonies and Rosales faces up to 15 years in prison.
Rosales had been out on bond prior to the trial after he posted 10% of his $150,000 bond after his arrest.
After the verdict, Lake County Judge Daniel Shanes ordered Rosales to be placed into custody while awaiting his sentencing hearing.
The Lake County State’s Attorney’s Office said that under the new SAFE-T Act law going into effect next year, defendants charged in sexual assault and other violent cases will no longer be able to post cash bond after their arrest if a judge orders them detained.
Lake County State’s Attorney Eric Rinehart praised Assistant State’s Attorneys Lauren Walker and Jason Humke for their work on the case.
The state’s attorney’s office also said they expect an increased number of jury trials coming up due to the current phase of the pandemic and updated court procedures.