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updated: 10/4/2012 8:31 PM

Australian man accused of sexual assault in St. Charles

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  • Jefry Sutjito

    Jefry Sutjito


Bond was set at $500,000 Thursday for an Australian man charged with sexually assaulting a woman in a dormitory room at the Q Center executive conference facility in St. Charles, according to a news release from St. Charles police.

Jefry Sutjito, 24, of King Street in Melbourne, Australia, appeared in bond court Thursday and also was required to surrender his passport.

Sutjito is accused of assaulting a 22-year-old woman on Monday at the Q Center, 1405 N. 5th Ave., where they both were participating in a four-week training class, police said.

He was charged with two counts of criminal sexual assault, a Class 1 felony; one count of attempted criminal sexual assault, a class 2 felony; and one count of criminal sexual abuse, a Class 4 felony, according to police. Although Sutjito lives in Australia, he is a citizen of Indonesia so the Indonesian consulate has been notified, police said.

St. Charles police responded to a call from the Q Center Monday morning, where they interviewed the victim and conducted an investigation, police said.

Sutjito was being held at the Kane County jail; his next court date is scheduled for Oct. 11.

A manager and spokesman for the Q Center could not be reached for comment Thursday night.

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