A Minooka man could spend the rest of his life behind bars after he was convicted during a jury trial in Kendall County on Thursday.
The Kendall County State’s Attorney’s Office said 60-year-old Richard Cleveland was convicted on six counts of Aggravated Criminal Sexual Assault, all class X felonies; two counts of Aggravated Domestic Battery, both class two felonies and one count of Aggravated Battery during a jury trial that ended on Thursday.
In September of 2016, the Kendall County Sheriff’s Department arrested Cleveland after they received a report from the wife, who had been sexually assaulted and battered over the course of several months at a residence in the 3000 block of Route 52, in unincorporated Minooka.
The victim said that during one of the assaults, her spouse pointed a handgun at her. Cleveland, who could serve up to 120 years in prison, will be sentenced in early August. Meanwhile, Cleveland is facing unrelated charges from another case in Kendall County.
The Kendall County Sheriff’s Department said Cleveland is also facing two counts of financial exploitation of a victim over the age of 70 with the amount higher than $15,000, both class one felonies and two counts of financial exploitation of an elderly disabled person between the amounts of $15,000 and $50,000, both class two felonies.
The charges stem from an investigation leading back to October 13th of 2016, when deputies took a report in relation to the alleged financial exploitation. Cleveland allegedly unlawfully used a large sum of money belonging to an elderly relative. The 2017 case is still pending.