A 30-year-old Joliet man arrested earlier this year for beating a pregnant woman and preventing her from seeking medical treatment was turned over to the Illinois Department of Corrections today to serve an 18-month sentence for domestic battery and a 6-year sentence for a January 2011 burglary in Joliet.
Damon J. Stanislaus of the 3600 block of Buck Avenue pleaded guilty Aug. 20 to felony domestic battery in connection with the May 27 incident at his home and to the unrelated burglary charge. A charge of aggravated battery of a pregnant woman was dropped as part of the plea arrangement. Also dismissed were separate charges of resisting police and battery stemming from unrelated incidents in January 2011.
Joliet police learned Stanislaus had attacked the 21-year-old victim the evening of May 27 after she went to Provena St. Joseph Medical Center for treatment.
The victim, who was eight months pregnant at the time, said she'd spent the night with Stanislaus, her boyfriend, who had punched her several times after accusing her of being unfaithful. She told police Stanislaus also took her car keys and cell phone, and prevented her from leaving.
She said she retrieved the items and drove herself to the hospital when he eventually used the bathroom.
She subsequently recovered from the abuse.
At the time, Stanislaus was on parole from a 10-year sentence for an April 2006 aggravated robbery in Joliet.
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