Man sentenced to 12 years for aggravated domestic battery after ironing on child’s back
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Elliott Moore, 43, pled guilty April 11 to aggravated domestic battery and was sentenced by Judge Rosemary Collins to 12 years in the Illinois Department of Corrections.
Feb. 5, 2010, Rockford Police officers responded to Rockford Memorial Hospital in reference to a complaint of an aggravated battery to a child. Upon arrival, officers learned the child had a large, open burn mark in the middle of the back. The child’s mother reported she had a live-in care provider who watched her children while she was away at school. The care provider was identified as Moore.
The mother reported that on Feb. 4, 2010, she returned home and found Moore standing in the parking lot holding a bag of his clothes stating he had to get to work. She noted he was very agitated and that she knew he didn’t need to be at work for quite some time. That evening, the mother indicated her child was up all night long fussing and crying. When she changed her child the following morning, she noticed a large, open burn on her child’s back.
During an interview with Rockford Police detectives, the defendant stated he was watching the child and another sibling and was having difficulty ironing because the child was on his lap. The defendant stated that he placed one of his work shirts on the child’s back and ironed. The defendant said the child woke up crying and he saw he had burned the child’s back. The defendant said he then put cold water on the child’s back and put the child in a sleeper. The defendant was 41 years old at the time of the offense.
Aggravated domestic battery is a class 2 felony with a sentencing range of three to seven years in the Illinois Department of Corrections. Because of the age of the victim, the defendant is extended-term eligible, resulting in a penalty range of three to 14 years in the Illinois Department of Corrections.
Posted April 12, 2012
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