Christopher Rodriguez, 30, of Huntley

A Huntley man was sentenced Tuesday to 13 years in prison after he was convicted at trial of sexually assaulting a woman at a party in Huntley.

Christopher Rodriguez, 30, of the 10300 block of Longfield Drive in Huntley, was initially charged in March 2019 with one count of criminal sexual assault, a Class 1 felony.

A warrant was issued for his arrest after charges were approved and he was taken into custody on April 1, 2019.

Rodriguez was accused of sexually penetrating a victim, who was unable to give consent, in Huntley on October 18, 2018, according to a criminal complaint.

The Northwest Herald, citing prosecutors, reported that the assault occurred at a house party.

Assistant State’s Attorney Tyler Miken said Rodriguez was “calculated and predatory” by waiting for others to go to sleep before going into the victim’s room after noticing she “could barely make it up the stairs.”

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A grand jury later indicted Rodriguez on three counts of criminal sexual assault, a Class 1 felony, and one count of criminal sexual abuse, a Class 4 felony.

Rodriguez was released from Huntley Police Department custody after posting 10% of his $50,000 bond and had been free on bond until his trial.

A bench trial began on January 20 and concluded on January 24.

McHenry County Judge Michael Coppedge announced that he found Rodriguez guilty of all the charges.

Coppedge revoked Rodriguez’s bond on January 28 and ordered him held in the McHenry County Jail following the verdict, court records show.

On Tuesday, Rodriguez appeared in court and Coppedge denied his motion for a new trial.

Coppedge sentenced Rodriguez to 13 years in the Illinois Department of Corrections.

He will also have to register as a sex offender for life.

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