Defendants Sentenced in Separate Felony Cases

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Lake County State's Attorneys Office


May 18, 2022


For Immediate Release
Contact: Steve Spagnolo
(224) 374-2376


Luis Rosales

Luis Rosales

Linda Ray

Linda J Ray

Defendants Sentenced in Separate Felony Cases 

(Lake County, IL) - On Tuesday, May 17, 2022, a Lake County Judge sentenced a man to 12 years in prison for a sexual assault he committed in 2018. On Wednesday, May 18, 2022, another Lake County Judge sentenced a Zion woman to five years for leaving the scene of a deadly accident.  

On March 23, 2022, two separate juries convicted Luis Rosales, 49, and Linda J Ray, 47 of class 1 felonies. 

Rosales was convicted of one count of Criminal Sexual Assault by the use of threat of force and one count of Criminal Sexual Assault in that the victim was unable to give knowing consent.  

“We are satisfied that Judge Shanes sentenced this offender toward the top end of the sentencing range. This sentence makes Lake County safer. Violent attacks upon anyone will not tolerated, and we applaud the survivor for her courage,” said State’s Attorney Eric Rinehart. 

Victim impact statements were read during both sentencing hearings. During the Rosales hearing, Assistant State's Attorney Lauren Walker read a victim impact statement written by the victim. One of the victim’s family members was present at the hearing.  

Linda J. Ray, 47, was convicted by a separate jury of one count of Leaving the Scene of an Accident Causing Death in March of 2022. 

During the Ray hearing, the courtroom was filled with Chad Aiello’s friends and family. There were five victim impact statements written by Aiello’s parents, daughter, sister and girlfriend. Three were read by Assistant State's Attorneys Lauren Kalcheim Rothenberg and Scott Hoffert and two by the family members themselves. They all expressed the pain they have felt since losing Aiello and how not having him around has left a “hole” in their hearts.  

Before Judge Charles Smith gave his decision on Ray’s sentencing, he said we cannot keep tolerating people fleeing scenes after tragic accidents. He said that although the sentence does not bring Aiello back, he hopes the family can get closure after today.  

State’s Attorney Eric Rinehart praised prosecutors on both cases and said our office will keep fighting for victims by bringing offenders to justice.  

Lake County State's Attorney's Office
18 N. County Street
Waukegan, IL 60085  
Phone: (847) 377-3000