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Police: Joliet man hit pregnant ex-girlfriend in head with Wi-Fi box

Jorge A. Bonilla, 33, of Joliet
Jorge A. Bonilla, 33, of Joliet

A 33-year-old man was arrested after he struck his pregnant ex-girlfriend in the head with a Wi-Fi box before hitting her head against a wall, police said. 

Joliet police, who investigated the incident, initially were unable to find Jorge A. Bonilla, 33, of Joliet. On Wednesday, Will County Sheriff’s deputies took him into custody on a warrant for his arrest. 

About 4:45 p.m. March 26, officers went to the zero to 100 block of Margaret Street in Joliet after receiving a report of a domestic incident, Joliet police Sgt. Christopher Botzum said. 

The officers investigated the incident, and they determined Bonilla became upset with his pregnant ex-girlfriend after he had dropped off their other children with her. 

Bonilla struck her in the head with a Wi-Fi box, according to a criminal complaint filed against him. He then hit her head against a wall, Botzum said. Bonilla was taken to the Will County jail and charged with aggravated battery to a pregnant woman and domestic battery.

The warrant for his arrest carried a $20,000 bond and was signed by Will County Judge Amy Bertani-Tomczak. After three hours in jail, Bonilla posted 10 percent of his bond and was released, according to the county jail log. 

In 2017, Bonilla’s ex-girlfriend filed a protective order against him. She accused him in the protective order of punching her in the face and giving her a black eye. 

“I am afraid of Jorge. He has been physically abusive to me over the years in front of the children. I fear for my safety,” she said in the protective order. 

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