Mauricio Herrera

Mauricio Herrera of Aurora. (Kane County Jail booking photo)

An Aurora man was sentenced Wednesday to 13 years in the Illinois Department of Corrections for sexually assaulting two children that he knew.

According to the Kane County State's Attorney's Office, 42-year-old Mauricio Herrera of N. Anderson St. agreed to the sentence in exchange for a guilty plea for the offenses of Class X felony Predatory Criminal Sexual Assault and Class 2 felony Aggravated Criminal Sexual Abuse.

Attorneys in court stated that between 2003 and 2016 Herrera sexually assaulted the children, who are sisters.

One of the victims told an older sister, who called police.

Herrera knew both of the victims, one of whom was younger than 13-years-old at the time.

In addition to the prison term, Herrera must register for life as a sexual offender in accordance with the Illinois Sexual Offender Registration Act.

The sentence is 10 years for the Class X felony and three years for the Class 2 felony.

In accordance with state law, Herrera must serve at least 85 percent of the 10-year sentence; he is eligible for day-for-day sentencing on the three-year sentence.