April trial set in 2012 Aurora University sex assault case

 
 
Updated 12/20/2015 4:33 PM

An April 4 jury trial is set for Corderro A. Pollard, one of three former Aurora University students accused of a sexual assault in August 2012.

Pollard, 25, of Chicago, faces up to 15 years in prison if convicted of the felony charge.

 

Pollard's attorney said his client had consensual sex with a 25-year-old Joliet woman he knew.

Two others were charged in the incident, which authorities say occurred at a residence Pollard shared with Eric Stallworth Jr. on the university campus.

Stallworth, 25, of Country Club Hills, initially was charged with felony criminal sexual assault, and prosecutors at one point wanted to have a joint trial.

Stallworth pleaded guilty in August to a reduced charge of unlawful restraint, a felony, and was sentenced to two years of probation, 23 weekends of periodic imprisonment and fined $3,110, records show.

If Stallworth violates his probation he could be resentenced to up to three years in prison.

In hearings preceding Stallworth's guilty plea, his attorney suggested the victim changed her mind, at first telling doctors she didn't know who assaulted her and later saying Stallworth had sex with her without her consent.

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A third defendant, Shammrie M. Brown, 28, also was initially charged with felony sexual assault. But prosecutors dismissed those charges and instead charged him with misdemeanor battery.

He is next due in court Feb. 4 and faces up to a year in jail if convicted. Brown's attorney has refused to comment.

Prison for Aurora shooting

A 22-year-old Aurora man has been sentenced to six years in prison after pleading guilty to felony aggravated discharge of a firearm, according to court records.

Esteban Perez, of the 1100 block of Front Street, pleaded guilty in November in exchange for prosecutors dismissing other charges, including the most serious one of attempted murder and firing a gun within 1,000 feet of a school -- East Aurora High School -- in 2011.

Perez faced a minimum of 21 years in prison if convicted.

Authorities said Perez and Jose A. Becerra, 22, also of Aurora, shot into a home on the 700 block of George Avenue Oct. 15, 2011, targeting a then-20-year-old male.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                       
 

Perez was sentenced in December and gets credit for at least 14 months being held at the Kane County jail.

Becerra has a Jan. 7 court date.

hhitzeman@dailyherald.com

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