Yorkville Man Gets 8 Years for Injuring Infant Son
Kendall County State's Attorney Eric Weis issued the following news release:
Kendall County State’s Attorney Eric Weis announced that Gazmend Dzambazoski, 30, of the 300 block of Mulhern Court, Yorkville, was sentenced to eight years in prison last week for having committed the offense of Aggravated Battery of a Child, causing injuries to his 2 month old son.
Charges were filed against Dzambazoski in February of 2010 after the Yorkville Police Department learned that the minor victim had sustained bone fractures and hemorrhaging in the eyes, which indicated that the child had been shook violently. Medical personnel opined that the injuries were suspicious and required further investigation. Dzambazoski subsequently admitted that he dropped the child, after initially not telling medical personnel how the injuries occurred.
After further investigation and a subsequent interview, Dzambazoski admitted that he pulled the child by the arms which caused discomfort to the child, and that he shook the child on separate occasions.
Weis noted that the child has been recovering for its injuries but the long term diagnosis is still unknown due to the extent of the injuries and the age of the child.
Dzambazoski pleaded guilty to one count of Aggravated Battery of a Child, a Class X felony and agreed to eight years in prison in the Illinois Department of Corrections. Under Illinois’s ‘Truth in Sentencing’ law, Dzambazoski will have to serve 85% of his sentence before being subject to Mandatory Supervised Release.
Weis praised the efforts of the Yorkville Police Department and prosecutors from his office for their work on this case.
“A lot of time and effort went into the investigation of this case," Weis said. "Assistants from my office, investigators from the Yorkville Police Department and medical personnel did an excellent job of working together to bring this offender to justice. The efforts put forth in the investigation phase of this case allowed our office to secure a conviction.”
In addition, Weis hoped that sentences like this would reinforce the fact that crimes against children will not be tolerated in Kendall County. Weis reminded everyone that if any person has any information that any child is being physically or sexually abused, they should immediately contact local law enforcement.