ST. CHARLES – A former Batavia man, Nicholas E. Glucksmann, 54, more recently of Wheaton, is headed to prison for severely injuring an infant in 2011, according to a news release from the Kane County State's Attorney's Office.
Circuit Judge John Barsanti sentenced him May 26 to seven years’ imprisonment. Barsanti convicted Glucksmann on July 8, 2015, of aggravated battery, a Class X felony; aggravated domestic battery, a Class 2 felony; and aggravated battery to a child, a Class 3 felony. Glucksmann waived his right to a jury trial, the release stated.
Kane County prosecutors presented evidence that the evening of April 16, 2011, Glucksmann and his girlfriend brought an infant who lived in their household to the emergency room after the child began to lose consciousness at their Batavia home in the 300 block of South Batavia Avenue, the release stated. Emergency room doctors determined that the child had suffered head injuries, sent the child to a Chicago hospital and called police to report suspected child abuse, according to the release.
When interviewed by police, Glucksmann said the child fell off a bed and onto the floor, according to the release. Doctors said the child’s injuries were inconsistent with Glucksmann’s story, and that a 2.5-foot fall would not have caused the brain trauma and bleeding in the eyes that was ruled to be great bodily harm, the release stated.
The child continues to recover from the injuries and is expected to live a normal life, the release stated.
“Each year in the United States, nearly 700,000 children are injured or killed as a result of child abuse, yet every single case of child abuse is preventable," Kane County State’s Attorney Joe McMahon stated in the release. "Unfortunately, Mr. Glucksmann has never shown an ounce of remorse and never accepted responsibility for his actions. He belongs in prison. I’m grateful to the medical community and our prosecution team of Lori Schmidt and Nydia Molina, who stood up for this child and held Mr. Glucksmann accountable for his violent behavior.”
Glucksmann most recently lived in the 1000 block of James Court in Wheaton, according to the release, which notes that in addition to the prison term, Glucksmann must register in accordance with Illinois’ Violence Against Children Registration Act. According to Illinois law, he must serve at least 85 percent of the sentence. He receives credit for 71 days served in the Kane County jail, according to the release.