Judge dismisses rape charges against Jo Daviess County man

GALENA, Ill. – As part of a plea deal, 2019 rape charges filed against a Jo Daviess County man will be dismissed. Gerardo M. Flores, accused of sexually assaulting a woman he knew in Galena, pleaded guilty to one count of battery, while three other charges, including criminal sexual assault, were thrown out. The 37 year old was sentenced to one year of probation.