(ST. CHARLES) Even as he stood before a judge accepting a plea that sent him to prison, Michael Jett disagreed with what prosecutors said he did to two women in his west suburban Batavia home.
Assistant State’s Attorney Jamie Mosser explained Thursday how Jett in 2011 tied his wife up in a shower, put a ball gag in her mouth and inserted a plastic tube into her body that damaged her colon. He then ran a mixture of peroxide and water into the tube. When his wife protested, Jett told her to “shut up and take it like a little (expletive).”
Mosser was followed by Assistant State’s Attorney Pam Monaco, who said Jett used a “foreign object” to sexually assault a woman living with him in 2012 – while he was on bond in the earlier incident. Police found the woman “crying” and in a “fetal position” when they did a well-being check on her after she failed to show up for work for four days.
Jett pleaded guilty Thursday to aggravated domestic battery and criminal sexual assault in the attacks, acknowledging prosecutors had witnesses who would testify to the facts offered as part of the plea accepted by Judge John Barsanti.
However, Jett’s attorney, Bruce Self, said Jett “doesn’t necessarily agree” with the details offered.
Jett spoke quietly when asked questions by Barsanti about whether he understood the terms of the plea, which include consecutive three- and nine-year sentences for the domestic battery and sex assault convictions, respectively. After one Barsanti inquiry, Jett appeared to say he had “remorse” although the rest of his answer was inaudible.
Prosecutors dropped multiple other counts against Jett as part of the plea. He originally was charged with 20 total counts in the 2012 assault.
Court records indicate Jett was also accused of inserting a tube with the peroxide-water mix into the woman during a four-day stretch. Jett later drove her to an Aurora hospital where she appeared to be intoxicated. At one point while at the hospital, the woman said, “Are you going to tell them you raped me?”, according to a search warrant affidavit filed by police.
Investigators found sex toys and a gynecological table in Jett’s home, Monaco said.
In a separate warrant affidavit tied to the 2011 incident, Jett’s wife indicated the couple had been married 23 years and had engaged in “intense and violent” sex acts. She said Jett photographed or video recorded some of their activity.
The tubing damaged her colon, which prompted doctors to remove a portion of her large bowel, court records say. She has continued medical complications since the attack, court documents state.
Jett was given credit for nearly a year he spent in Kane County Jail on the charges. He will be required to serve 85 percent of each sentence, and will spend at least three years on parole.
Barsanti also ordered Jett to stay away from the women upon his release.
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