Police: More victims possible in Aurora assault case
Authorities believe a trio of Aurora men, who are accused of sexually assaulting a woman in August, might have committed more attacks at a home near the Aurora University campus.
The men -- Eric Stallworth Jr. and Corderro A. Pollard, both 22, and Shammrie M. Brown, 25 -- were arrested last week and charged with the sexual assault of a 25-year-old Joliet woman who authorities say was intoxicated and unable to give consent.
According to Aurora police, the three men and the victim went to a Naperville restaurant, drank alcohol and made their way back to a home in the 1500 block of Kenilworth Place shared by Pollard and Stallworth.
The two are accused of having sex with the woman; Brown, of the 600 block of Ohio Street, also is charged because he was present and did not stop the assault, police said.
"As the investigation progressed, detectives learned that similar incidents that were previously unreported to police may have occurred at the home in the past. The single family residence is on Aurora's west side adjacent to Aurora University. They are encouraging any women who may have been victimized or anyone with information to call investigators at (630) 256-5500," Aurora Police spokesman Dan Ferrelli said in an email.
Contacted by phone, Ferrelli said he could not elaborate.
The three men were arrested last week and were being held at the Kane County jail on $300,000 bond, meaning they each must post $30,000 to be free while the court cases are pending. All three are next due in court on Thursday and face up to 15 years in prison if convicted.
None of the men have previous criminal records in Kane, DuPage or McHenry counties, according to court records.
Aurora police began investigating the August incident after hospital officials contacted police about the Joliet woman's injuries.