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updated: 10/1/2012 10:40 PM

Elgin man charged in Bartlett kidnapping, sexual assault

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An Elgin man is being held on a $500,000 bail on charges he abducted a woman he had followed from a Bartlett nightclub Saturday and sexually assaulted her in his car.

Mario Moore, 33, of the 0-100 block of Willard Street, faces charges of aggravated criminal sexual assault and kidnapping stemming from the early morning assault in Bartlett.

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Bartlett police Cmdr. Michael McGuigan said Moore followed the woman in his car after they both left the establishment at about 4 a.m. The woman was driving on Devon Avenue near Baytree Drive when Moore's Chevrolet Tahoe sideswiped her vehicle, causing her to stop, McGuigan said.

Police say Moore and the woman argued about the crash and then Moore punched the woman and forced her inside his vehicle, where the sex assault took place.

"He had seen her earlier in the bar, but they had no relationship," McGuigan added.

Bartlett officers located the victim near North and Oak avenues after she escaped from Moore's vehicle, police said. She was taken to St. Alexius Medical Center in Hoffman Estates.

Moore was arrested Sunday in Geneva, police said. He is scheduled to appear in court Oct. 19. If convicted, he could face between six and 30 years in prison.

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