The night of March 2, 2013, was supposed to be a fun night of drinking and dancing with friends for an Aurora woman.
But prosecutors say the fun night gradually turned into every woman's worst nightmare when an intoxicated 62-year-old Jose Ramirez-Alcantar and one of his roommates dragged the intoxicated woman from a popular Aurora nightspot into a truck and then to the rundown West Chicago home they shared with another man.
It was at the home that prosecutors allege Ramirez-Alcantar, of the 30W300 block of Pomeroy Street near West Chicago, forced himself on the woman on the floor of an upstairs bedroom as she cried "No quiero" and "No sexo."
Assistant State's Attorney Kirsten King said during Tuesday's opening arguments that the men made so much noise and caused such a ruckus when they came home and kicked the front door in that the third man in the home called 911 to report an intruder.
West Chicago police officer Adam Reavley testified that as he and other officers cleared the upstairs hallway, looking for the intruder, they heard the woman's "faint cries" eventually grow louder. After confirming what he heard with other officers, Reavley said he kicked the door in and found the woman "on her back and (Ramirez-Alcantar) on top of her in a push-up position."
"The female was unclothed from the waist down and (Ramirez-Alcantar) had his pajama pants pulled down just above his knees," Reavley said. "He was making distinctive thrusting motions against the female. The female was unresponsive. I don't think she had any idea we were even in the room."
Reavley said Ramirez-Alcantar ignored several instructions to get up before he grabbed him by the hand and pulled him from the room.
Reavley said Alcantar repeatedly told police "It's OK" and "She's my girlfriend" in Spanish. King, however, said he and the victim had seen each other at the bar before but did not even know each other's names.
But Assistant Public Defender George Ford said it was Alcantar's roommate who brought the willing woman home to continue the party they started at the bar with.
"This is a house full of drunks. They started the party at the bar and it continued to the house," Ford said. "But it was (Alcantar) who eventually got tired and wanted to go to bed, so he goes to the bedroom to put his pajamas on."
Ford said the woman, some time later, entered Alcantar's bedroom and began "flirting" with him.
"My client denies there was ever any sexual intercourse. Sex never occurred," Ford said. "The police rushed to judgment and that's why were here."
If found guilty by the 12-person jury hearing the case, Alcantar faces 4 to 15 years in prison. Ramirez-Alcantar, of the 30W300 block of Pomeroy Street near West Chicago, was previously convicted of aggravated battery in Kane County. His trial continues at 10 a.m. Wednesday in courtroom 4000.