Koch’s sentence reduced to 4 years
ST. CHARLES TOWNSHIP – A Kane County judge Thursday decided he had delivered too harsh a sentence to Cathleen Koch for her role in her then-boyfriend’s 2010 attack on her daughter in a St. Charles motel.
Judge Timothy Q. Sheldon granted a defense motion to reconsider the sentence, and he cut it in half. Koch, 30, now faces a four-year sentence after pleading guilty to 13 counts, including aggravated domestic battery, for not stopping the attack carried out by James C. Cooper. Koch was not accused of participating in the beating.
The beating left Koch’s daughter, Molly, now nearly 4 years old, with severe injuries. A doctor testified at the sentencing hearing that Molly never will live independently. Cooper was convicted of punching Molly 10 times and slamming her face into a bed.
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