SYCAMORE – A Sycamore man was sentenced Wednesday to four years in prison for sexually assaulting a family member last year.
Martinez D. Nathaniel, 27, of the 700 block of Main Street in Sycamore, pleaded guilty to one count of criminal sexual assault, a Class 1 felony punishable by up to 15 years in prison.
Authorities said Nathaniel sexually penetrated and threatened to kill an adult female household member on July 31, 2011.
Sycamore police were contacted by authorities in St. Charles, after a woman had gone to a clinic in St. Charles and indicated she was the victim of a domestic battery. The staff at the clinic called St. Charles police.
During a hearing at the DeKalb County Courthouse in Sycamore, Nathaniel, who waived his right to a presentence investigative report, was sentenced to four years in the Illinois Department of Corrections, with credit for time served in jail. His prison sentence will be served at 85 percent, according to the state’s truth-in-sentencing laws, said Presiding Judge Robbin Stuckert.
He will serve a term of parole from three years up to his natural life and is required to register as a sex offender for life. Stuckert said the other three counts against him – a second charge of criminal sexual assault and two counts of Class A misdemeanor domestic battery – would be dismissed pursuant to his plea.