QUINCY — A Quincy man was sentenced Wednesday to 7 1/2 years in the Illinois Department of Corrections after he pled guilty in March to attempted aggravated battery of a child.
Judge Amy Lannerd sentenced Raphael Wires, 36, in Adams County Circuit Court.
Wires was arrested in December and charged with aggravated battery of a child, a Class X felony, and attempted aggravated battery of a child, a Class 1 felony. The 3-year-old son of a woman Wires was dating wet the bed on Nov. 27, and Wires reportedly put the boy in a hot shower that burned him.
The case was set for trial on March 7, but Wires accepted a plea deal on March 3. The Class X felony was dropped in exchange for the guilty plea on the Class 1 felony.
Wires’ mother, Vivian Wires, and Bishop E.L. Warren with the Cathedral of Worship spoke on Wires’ behalf during Wednesday’s sentencing. Wires’ attorney, Drew Schnack, asked Lannerd for a sentence of probation.
Wires received credit for 92 days spent in the Adams County Jail.
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