JOLIET – Will County State’s Attorney James W. Glasgow announces that a Cicero man was sentenced to 24 years in prison on Tuesday for sexually assaulting an 8-year-old girl.
Aaron Rios-Salazar, 61, entered a blind plea of guilty in March to one count of Predatory Criminal Sexual Assault of a Child, an enhanced Class X Felony that carries a sentencing range of between six and 60 years in prison upon conviction.
Rios-Salazar was charged with the sexual assault in 2010 following an investigation by the Plainfield Police Department. The defendant, however, fled to Mexico for several years while the case was pending. He was arrested on a warrant in 2014 after returning to the United States.
Circuit Judge Carla Alessio Policandriotes sentenced Rios-Salazar. Assistant State’s Attorney Mary Fillipitch secured the guilty plea and sentence.