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Pawlak gets prison sentence for aggravated battery

PRINCETON — A Utica teen has been sentenced to the Illinois Department of Corrections after pleading guilty in Bureau County Court to the Class 3 felony of aggravated battery.

Corey P. Pawlak, 19, entered his guilty plea on Sept. 27 before Associate Judge Cornelius J. Hollerich. In addition to a two-year prison sentence. Pawlak was also ordered to pay fines, fees and court costs totaling $1,002.

Pawlak was represented in court by Ottawa attorney Edward Kuleck. Prosecuting the case was State’s Attorney Patrick Herrmann.

On Dec. 9, 2012, a Spring Valley woman reported her one-year-old child had received bruising to his cheek area while he was left in Pawlak’s care. Upon investigation by Spring Valley Police Department, Pawlak was charged with aggravated battery. The child was treated and released from the hospital after an examination revealed it was only bruising to the child.

This is Pawlak’s first conviction.

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