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Repeat sex offender gets four years for exposing self at Batavia store

James Rozemis charged with felony public indecency. |  Courtesy Kane County Sheriff's Department

James Rozema is charged with felony public indecency. | Courtesy of Kane County Sheriff's Department

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Updated: March 22, 2013 10:30AM



An Aurora man with a history of sex offenses was sentenced to four years in prison Wednesday for exposing and fondling himself in a Batavia store, prosecutors said.

James E. Rozema, 57, pleaded guilty in Kane County Court to one count of public indecency, a Class 4 felony, and one count of failing to register as a sex offender, a Class 2 felony.

Prosecutors said Rozema entered a business in the 300 block of Randall Road in Batavia on the afternoon of Dec. 20, 2012, and exposed and fondled himself within the view of other customers.

Later that day, Rozema went to the Aurora Police Department to register as a sex offender because of his prior sex offenses, prosecutors said.

However, an investigation found that Rozema had not registered since changing his address two months earlier.

Aurora

Delores Mauricio, 36, of the 100 block of Harbor Drive, Oswego, was charged with felony aggravated drunken driving, leaving the scene of an accident, no driver’s license, no insurance, disregarding a stop sign and failure to signal at 2:53 p.m. Monday in the 800 block of View Street, police said.

Erika Nava, 37, of the 300 block of Seminary Avenue, Aurora, was charged with felony misuse of a credit card and theft at 5:17 p.m. Monday in the 700 block of Aurora Avenue, police said.

Steve Prezzia, 62, of the 400 block of South Lincoln Avenue, Aurora, was charged with felony possession of a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia at 7:40 a.m. Monday in the 400 block of South Lincoln Avenue, police said.

Kevin Shoemaker of North Aurora was charged with improper lane usage on a one-way street in a two-car crash with possible injuries at 7:58 p.m. Tuesday at Downer Place and Benton Street, police said.

Geneva

Manuel Aceves, 44, of the 1200 block of Jericho Road, Aurora, was charged with drunken driving, improper lane use and driving without a valid driver’s license last week in the 2100 block of South Randall Road, police said.



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