Batavia man convicted of pushing, injuring 13-year-old

SHARE Batavia man convicted of pushing, injuring 13-year-old

Russell R. Jenkins | Kane County state’s attorney office

A west suburban man was convicted Tuesday and is now facing prison time for violently pushing a 13-year-old to the ground outside of a public library last summer in Batavia.

About 6:45 p.m. on June 6, 2016, Russell R. Jenkins, the teen and three others were in a patio area just outside the Batavia Public Library at 10 S. Batavia Ave., according to a statement from the Kane County state’s attorney office.

Russell became angry at the teen and shoved the victim to the ground, prosecutors said. The 70-pound victim suffered a fractured pelvis and multiple scratches, and is continuing to recover.

Russell, 38, was charged with aggravated battery with great bodily harm and aggravated battery in a public place, prosecutors said. He is next scheduled to appear in court June 8 and faces a sentence of probation or between two and 10 years in prison.

His bond was revoked upon conviction and he remains held at the Kane County Jail, prosecutors said.

The Latest
If only these folks were as mad about the insurrectionist siege on the U.S. Capitol as they’re pretending to be about the raid on Trump’s Palm Beach golf club.
The mayoral candidate unveils six-point plan to tackle gun violence on trains and buses.
The mayor is allowed to increase property taxes automatically by 5% or the inflation rate, whichever is less. But with inflation at levels not seen in 40 years, Lightfoot had vowed to avoid seeking the full amount.
The state’s only consensus five-star prospect and six Big Ten recruits are among the area’s top 10 defensive players for 2022.
It is one of 10 projects across the country to receive a federal grant to build advanced intelligent transportation system technologies that will improve mobility, safety and provide multimodal transportation.