In 2020, an Aurora man was convicted of sexually assaulting one person and assaulting a pregnant woman who witnessed the attack.
According to the Kane County state’s attorney’s office, Francisco L. Manriquez, 53, was found guilty Monday of aggravated criminal sexual assault, criminal sexual assault, and aggravated battery. He has been imprisoned in Kane County since February 2020, when a judge set his bail at $1 million.
Prosecutors claim Manriquez sexually assaulted the first victim on February 5, 2020. According to prosecutors, he then beat another woman, who was seven months pregnant, when she walked in and witnessed the sexual assault.
“This defendant’s actions were the ultimate betrayal of trust. Not once did he think of the trauma he was forcing on both victims. These victims, by contrast, showed amazing courage by confronting this defendant,” Assistant State’s Attorney Amanda Busljeta said in a statement.
Prosecutors said Manriquez faces between 12 and 50 years in prison and must register as a sex offender for the rest of his life.
He is scheduled to be sentenced on March 31.