A man was sentenced to six years in prison after he pleaded guilty to his fifth domestic battery case where he struck a disabled woman in the face in Crystal Lake.
Jesus Jimenez, 34, of Harvard, was initially charged in February 2021 with two counts of misdemeanor domestic battery.
A grand jury in May 2021 indicted Jimenez on three counts of enhanced domestic battery and three counts of aggravated battery of a pregnant or handicapped person.
Prosecutors said a woman was in a vehicle with Jimenez on February 23, 2021.
Jimenez struck the woman in her face and pinned her against the vehicle door, prosecutors said.
A criminal complaint said the incident occurred in the 600 block of Tracy Trail in Crystal Lake.
The complaint said Jimenez also struck the woman, who was in a relationship with him, in her chest area. She suffered a red mark on her face.
A grand jury indictment said the victim has a physical disability, which partly led to the upgrade of the charges.
The Crystal Lake Police Department responded to the scene and arrested Jimenez.
The indictment said Jimenez had four prior convictions at the time for domestic battery. All of the convictions were in McHenry County Circuit Court.
Jimenez has been held in the McHenry County Jail since his arrest on a $75,000 bond.
Court records show Jimenez entered into a negotiated plea deal with the McHenry County State’s Attorney’s Office on Monday.
He pleaded guilty to one count of enhanced domestic battery causing bodily harm, a Class 2 felony. His other charges were dismissed as part of the plea.
McHenry County Judge Tiffany Davis approved the plea deal and sentenced Jimenez to six years in the Illinois Department of Corrections.
The sentence will be served at 50% and Jimenez will receive 891 days of credit for time served in the county jail.
He will receive an additional 199 days of credit for being engaged in self-improvement, volunteer or work programs while in custody.