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Article posted: 10/9/2013 5:08 PM

Elgin man accused of raping woman in church parking lot

By Harry Hitzeman

A 53-year-old man is charged with sexually assaulting an autistic, mentally disabled woman in a van in an Elgin church parking lot, an act that resulted in hre pregnancy, authorities say.

Kenneth Logwood, of the 100 block of State Street, Elgin, is charged with two counts of criminal sexual assault, a felony that carries a maximum prison term of 15 years.

He was arrested two weeks ago and he been held at the Kane County jail on $100,000 bail, meaning he must post $10,000 to be released while the case is pending.

According to a search warrant obtained by Elgin police to obtain a DNA sample from Logwood, the victim's caretaker noticed a bump on the woman's stomach, and an Aug. 3 pregnancy test came up positive.

The caretaker asked her what happened and she said a man named "Kenny" assaulted her in May in a van in the Bethesda Church of God in Christ parking lot, according to the search warrant.

Logwood knew the victim and her aunt from going to church there, according to court documents.

The victim, who has an IQ of 55, said Logwood held her down during the act, according to the warrant.

The caretaker called Logwood and "During the conversation, Logwood told (the victim's caretaker) that he knew what he did was wrong, but said (the victim) had wanted to have sexual intercourse with him," read part of the warrant.

The victim later had an abortion.

Logwood appeared briefly in court Wednesday and was appointed a public defender, He is next due in court on Nov. 15 before Judge James Hallock.

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