Man Sentenced To 3 Years For Beating, Choking Girlfriend In St. Charles

CHICAGO (CBS) — An Aurora man has been sentenced to three years in prison for beating and choking his girlfriend nearly two years ago in west suburban St. Charles.

Nicholas L. Janacek, 25, waived his right to a jury trial for a felony charge of aggravated domestic battery and a misdemeanor domestic battery charge, according to the Kane County state’s attorney’s office.

nicholas janacek Man Sentenced To 3 Years For Beating, Choking Girlfriend In St. Charles

Nicholas Janacek (Source: Kane County Sheriff)

On May 31, Kane County Associate Judge David Kliment found Janacek guilty on both counts, the state’s attorney’s office said.

Janacek, who was intoxicated at the time, started to argue with the victim on July 30, 2015, when she returned to the home they shared, prosecutors said. He threw multiple objects at the woman before hitting her, throwing her onto a couch and choking her.

After finding him guilty, Kliment revoked bond for Janacek, who had previously been out on bond, prosecutors said.

On Wednesday, he was sentenced to three years in prison. He will receive credit for 60 days served in the Kane County Jail.

(Source: Sun-Times Media Wire © Chicago Sun-Times 2017. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.)

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