Men charged with aggravated criminal sexual assault

Men charged with aggravated criminal sexual assault

URBANA — Aggravated criminal sexual assault charges have been filed against three Urbana men in connection with an assault on a University of Illinois student in 2012.

Alejandro Campos-Alvarez, 25, who listed an address in the 0-100 block of Rowena Drive, Urbana; Alfredo Campos-Alvarez, 23, who listed an address in the 0-100 block of Rowena Drive; and Christian Jaimes-Rodriguez, 19, who listed an address in the 0-100 block of Richard Lane, Urbana, were each charged on Monday with five counts of aggravated criminal sexual assault and one count of aggravated kidnapping. All the charges are Class X felonies, punishable by from six to 30 years in prison.

Judge Richard Klaus set bond for all three men at $5 million each.

According to Champaign County State's Attorney Julia Reitz, the charges allege the three men took part in sexual assaults against a woman at a time when the victim was not able to give her consent, causing her bodily harm.

According to a police report, a University of Illinois student had been drinking at various bars in Champaign on Sept. 23, 2012, and ended up separated from her friends, who reported her missing to Champaign police.

Police said the woman passed out and woke up in an unknown apartment being sexually assaulted by a person she did not know.

The woman said she began to cry out, but the man continued sexually assaulting her.

When the assault was over, two men drove the victim to a friend's apartment, where she went to the police and reported the assault.

According to Reitz, Champaign police detectives used cellphone locator devices, DNA analysis and information from witnesses to develop suspects and ultimately arrest the three men.

Alejandro and Alfredo Campos-Alvarez are both scheduled back in court on Sept. 17 for preliminary hearing. Jaimes-Rodriguez is due back in court for a pretrial hearing on Oct. 15.

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