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DeKalb man sentenced to 15 years after he beat, strangled the mother of his child

SYCAMORE ­– A DeKalb man was sentenced to 15 years in prison for a 2019 incident where he was found guilty of beating and choking the mother of his child.

Abraham C. Arias, 26, of the 300 block of West Roosevelt Street, DeKalb, also was sentenced for violating the conditions of his home monitoring device, and sentenced by DeKalb County Circuit Court Judge Marcy Buick Thursday at the DeKalb County courthouse. He’ll serve his time in the Illinois Department of Corrections.

Arias plead guilty to domestic violence incident on Oct. 31, for charges of aggravated domestic battery and escape, according to a news release from the DeKalb County State’s Attorney’s Office.

“Abusers who strangle their partners are extremely lethal and dangers,” DeKalb County State’s Attorney Rick Amato said. “In DeKalb County, nearly 85% of victims who have been subjected to repeated domestic violence have been strangled. The community expects we stand up for victims by holding abusers accountable for the damage they inflict.”

Prosecutors said that on Jan. 19, 2019, Arias and the mother of his child were arguing. Arias struck her in the face with his fist and then grabbed her by the neck, impeding her ability to breathe.

The woman tried to call for help on her cellphone, but Arias threw the phone at her, striking her in the nose. Arias again threw the phone, breaking it. He told the woman “you’re going to die today.”

When police responded to the woman’s home, she was found with injuries to her nose, head, arms and neck, according to the release.

Police arrested and charged Arias on Jan. 25, and a judge ordered him placed on electronic home monitoring, which included conditions that he remain at home unless authorized to leave and not be within 1,000 feet of the woman’s home.

On the morning of June 9, Arias left his home and drove around the parking lot of the woman’s home, violating his monitoring conditions, which led to additional charges.

Source: The Daily Chronicle

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