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Elgin man to serve 20 years in prison for alleged home invasion, sexual assault

Anthony G. Onofre, 27, of the zero to 100 block of South Union Street, Elgin, on Feb. 13 agreed to a sentence of 20 years of prison in exchange for a guilty plea to the felony offenses of home invasion and criminal sexual assault, according to a news release from the Kane County State's Attorney's Office.
Anthony G. Onofre, 27, of the zero to 100 block of South Union Street, Elgin, on Feb. 13 agreed to a sentence of 20 years of prison in exchange for a guilty plea to the felony offenses of home invasion and criminal sexual assault, according to a news release from the Kane County State's Attorney's Office.

An Elgin man has been sentenced to 20 years in prison for allegedly forcing his way into an Elgin house in 2018 and sexually assaulting the victim.

Anthony G. Onofre, 27, of the zero to 100 block of South Union Street, on Thursday agreed to a sentence of 20 years of prison in exchange for a guilty plea to the felony offenses of home invasion and criminal sexual assault, according to a news release from the Kane County State's Attorney's Office.

At about 8:45 a.m. Nov. 20, 2018, Onofre forcibly entered the victim’s apartment on Elgin’s southwest side and sexually assaulted her, the release stated. He did not know the victim.

Onofre immediately fled, according to the release. The victim called police and provided a detailed description of Onofre. Elgin police were familiar with Onofre, and based on the victim’s description, they found him and took him into custody by late afternoon the same day.

He was a registered sex offender at the time, according to the release. The sentence is 12 years for the home invasion and 8 years for the sexual assault, to be served consecutively.

According to Illinois law, Onofre must serve at least 85 percent of the 8-year sentence, and he is eligible for day-for-day sentencing on the 12-year sentence. Onofre will receive credit for 451 days served in the Kane County jail.

In addition, Onofre must register for life as a sex offender in accordance with the Illinois Sexual Offender Registration Act.

“This victim deserves a lot of praise for keeping her cool during a very traumatic situation and providing the Elgin police with enough information about this dangerous sex offender to allow them to quickly locate him and prevent him from victimizing anyone else," Kane County State’s Attorney Joe McMahon said in the release.

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