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updated: 2/18/2014 5:31 PM

Police: Man raped woman at S. Elgin gas station

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  • Juan C. Calderon

    Juan C. Calderon


A 43-year-old Hanover Park man was being held on $1.5 million bail after being arrested Saturday on charges he sexually assaulted a family member, from whom he was estranged, in South Elgin.

Juan C. Calderon, of the 1900 block of Evergreen Street, and the 47-year-old woman were riding in Calderon's truck and headed to Aurora on a post-Valentine's Day date when he pulled into a gas station and threatened to kill her unless she had sex with him, South Elgin Police Detective Sgt. Mike Flaningham said.

The woman escaped from the truck and told a clerk at the gas station at Route 25 and Middle Street that she was attacked.

The woman was dazed, showed signs of being physically abused and was taken to Presence St. Joseph Hospital in Elgin for treatment, Flaningham said.

"(Calderon) threatened to kill her unless she performed sex acts on him," Flaningham said, adding Calderon was detained at the scene and later arrested.

"We didn't find out she was the victim of a sexual assault until she got to the hospital because of a language barrier," he added.

According to court records, Calderon is accused of strangling the woman, along with repeatedly punching and kicking her face and stomach and biting her left elbow.

Flaningham said the woman had been granted an order of protection against Calderon in November 2013, but it had expired before Saturday.

According to court records, Calderon was arrested in August 2010 in Elgin on charges of felony domestic battery and criminal property damage. It was unclear whether the woman, who, according to court records, was punched in the face while Calderon held a set of keys, was the same victim from Saturday.

Calderon spent 67 days in jail before pleading guilty and getting 24 months probation, nearly $1,500 in fines and court costs and counseling, records show.

Calderon is next due in court Feb. 28. If convicted of the most serious charge of aggravated criminal sexual assault, he faces up to 30 years in prison. He also is charged with criminal sexual assault by force, aggravated domestic battery and unlawful restraint -- all felonies -- plus with misdemeanor domestic battery, according to court records.

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