12-Year Sentence for Man Chagred with Ironing a Child's Back

By: From the Winnebago County State's Attorney
By: From the Winnebago County State's Attorney

ROCKFORD (WIFR) -- Winnebago County State’s Attorney Joe Bruscato announced today that on April 11, 2012 Elliott Moore (DOB 1/23/1969) pled guilty to Aggravated Domestic Battery and was sentenced by the Honorable Judge Rosemary Collins to 12 years in the Illinois Department of Corrections.

On February 5, 2010, Rockford City Police Officers responded to Rockford Memorial Hospital in reference to a complaint of an Aggravated Battery to a Child. Upon arrival officers learned that the child had a large, open burn mark in the middle of the back. The child’s mother reported that she had a live-in care provider who watched her children while she was away at school. The care provider was identified as Elliott Moore. The mother reported that on February 4, 2010, she returned home and found Moore standing in the parking lot holding a bag of his clothes stating that he had to get to work. She noted that 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 that 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 City Detectives the defendant stated that 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 that the child woke up crying and he saw that he had burned the child’s back. The defendant said that 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 3-7 years in the Illinois Department of Corrections. Due to the age of the victim, the defendant is extended term eligible resulting in a penalty range of 3-14 years in the Illinois Department of Corrections.


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