A judge on Friday sentenced a Harvard man to five years in prison after he pleaded guilty to sexually assaulting a family member and injuring her, court records show.
Mardoqueo Vasquez-Ortiz, 37, of the 100 block of West Front Street in Harvard, was charged with three counts of criminal sexual assault, three counts of sexual relations within families and two counts of domestic battery.
A criminal complaint filed in McHenry County Circuit Court said that Vasquez-Ortiz assaulted the victim on January 1, 2021.
The complaint, filed by a Harvard Police Department detective, said that Vasquez-Ortiz committed several acts of sexual penetration on the victim.
Vasquez-Ortiz threw the victim to the ground and injured her leg and wrist during the assault, the complaint said.
The victim is a family member of the suspect.
Officers arrested Vasquez-Ortiz in January 2021 and transported him to the McHenry County jail.
A McHenry County judge ordered the man held in jail on a $150,000 bond and he has remained in custody since his arrest.
On Friday, Vasquez-Ortiz entered into a negotiated plea deal with the McHenry County State’s Attorney’s Office.
He pleaded guilty to one count of criminal sexual assault, a Class 1 felony, in exchange for the rest of his charges being dismissed.
McHenry County Judge Robert Wilbrandt approved the deal and sentenced Vasquez-Ortiz to five years in the Illinois Department of Corrections.
He will receive credit for time already served in jail while awaiting his case.
Vasquez-Ortiz will be required to register as a sex offender for life and pay $1,839 in court fines and fees.