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Elgin man gets 15 years for sex assault outside Bartlett nightclub

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    Mario Moore
    courtesy of the Bartlett Police Department


A 34-year-old Elgin man who sideswiped a woman's car and then sexually assaulted her pleaded guilty to the charges Monday.

In exchange for pleading guilty to aggravated criminal sexual assault, Mario Moore was sentenced to 15 years in prison, Cook County Assistant State's Attorney Tami Strickman said.

After the then-21-year-old victim left the Cadillac Ranch, a nightclub in Barlett, between 3 and 4 a.m. on Sept. 1, 2012, Moore sideswiped her car as she drove on Devon Avenue, Cook County Assistant State's Attorney Mike Gerber said. After the woman got out to inspect the damage, Moore hit her and pulled her into his car, where he assaulted her, Gerber said.

The woman escaped and knocked on a homeowner's door asking for help, Gerber said. She gave police a description of her attacker and they returned to the club where a man matching his description was seen on video surveillance.

Police arrested Moore in Geneva, where they found him after obtaining a scan of his driver's license from Cadillac Ranch employees, Gerber said.

Moore, who has no criminal background, teared up in court and expressed remorse for the pain he had inflicted, Gerber said.

Moore received credit for 626 days in custody.

He must complete at least 85 percent of his sentence before he is eligible for parole.

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