Aurora man gets 13 years for sexually assaulting two children

Mauricio Herrera, 42, sexually assaulted the sisters between 2003 and 2016, prosecutors said.

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Mauricio Herrera was sentenced to 13 years in prison on Aug. 14, 2019, for sexually assaulting two children he knew.

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An Aurora man was sentenced to prison this week for sexually assaulting two children over a period of 13 years. 

Mauricio Herrera, 42, pleaded guilty Wednesday to one count of predatory criminal sexual assault and one count of aggravated criminal sexual abuse, according to the Kane County state’s attorney’s office. 

Mauricio Herrera was sentenced to prison for sexual assault of a child.

Mauricio Herrera

Kane County state’s attorney’s office

Kane County Associate Judge David R. Kilment accepted the plea and sentenced Herrera to a total of 13 years in the Illinois Department of Corrections, prosecutors said. 

Between 2003 and 2016, Herrera sexually assaulted two sisters he knew, one of whom was younger than 13 years old at the time, prosecutors said. One of the sisters told an older sister, who called police. 

Herrera must serve at least 85% of his sentence, and he received credit for the 512 days he spent in custody at the Kane County Jail. 

He must register for life as a sexual offender in addition to the prison term, prosecutors said. 

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