WHEATON (CBS) — A 23-year-old man has been sentenced to 12 years in prison for raping his estranged wife in a vehicle in Carol Stream while the couple’s 3-year-old son was in the car with them.
The sentence was handed down to Jose Mendoza-Maceda on Monday by DuPage County Judge Blanche Hill Fawell, according to a release from DuPage County State’s Attorney’s office.
Mendoza-Maceda was found guilty after a jury trial in June.
On June 10, 2012, Mendoza-Maceda and his estranged wife were in a vehicle behind a factory in Carol Stream, the release said.
Prosecutors alleged Mendoza-Maceda raped her in the vehicle with the couple’s 3-year-old son in the car at the same time.
The woman tried to shield her son from seeing the attack, the release said.
After the assault she returned home and called 911 to report the crime.
Carol Stream police took Mendoza-Maceda into custody, and he was charged with two counts of criminal sexual assault later that same night.
Mendoza-Maceda will be required to serve at least 85 percent of his sentence.
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