SYCAMORE – A young boy sat quietly and watched as the man charged with sexually assaulting him multiple times at his daycare in Hinckley plead guilty in DeKalb County court Wednesday, and was sentenced to six years in prison.
The victim, a minor who was around 4 years old at the time of the assaults in 2012, DeKalb County court records show, did not speak. He and his family were provided a police escort by a DeKalb County Sheriff’s deputy from Judge Robbin Stuckert’s courtroom at the DeKalb County courthouse following the verdict.
“Nobody wins in cases like this,” said Suzanne Collins, assistant state’s attorney who prosecuted the case, which did not go to trial.
Jordan Miles, 22, of the 6800 block South Sarah Avenue in Rochelle, plead guilty Wednesday to aggravated sexual assault of a minor and aggravated sexual abuse. Stuckert accepted his plea and sentenced Miles to the minimum sentence of six years in the Illinois Department of Corrections. Miles will also have to register in the Illinois Sex Offender Registry for the rest of his life, and pay $1,849 in court fines. He must serve a minimum of 85% of his sentence, Stuckert said. He will also be on mandatory supervised release for a minimum of three years upon his parole.
“As a parent, you want 100 years,” Collins said.
Miles was represented by public defender Chip Creswell, and a large group of family members watched as Collins read the details of his crimes. He did not react when Stuckert ruled on the sentence, though a large gathering of his family members sat in the back of the courtroom weeping loudly.
“Keep your head up, bro,” one of them shouted as Miles was handcuffed and taken into custody.
Court records show that in 2012, Miles was living in the 6000 block of W. Sandwich Road in Hinckley with his grandmother, who was the victim’s babysitter from June 2012 to June 2015.
During that time, approximately one to two times per month, Miles, who was between 14 and 16 at the time, sexually assaulted the boy in multiple ways, records show. The child disclosed the incidents later after he was brought back to the babysitter’s house.
“There were several times where the defendant would have him alone in his bedroom,” Collins read as evidence during the hearing.
Miles was arrested by DeKalb County Sheriff’s deputies on June 14, 2018, records show. He has no other criminal history.
Source: The Daily Chronicle