Sex offender charged with Elgin home invasion, rape

  • Anthony G. Onofre

    Anthony G. Onofre

 
 
Updated 11/26/2018 7:28 PM

A registered sex offender has been charged with forcing his way into an Elgin apartment and sexually assaulting a woman who police say did not know him.

Anthony G. Onofre, 25, of the 0-99 block of South Union Street, Elgin, faces charges of home invasion and three counts of criminal sexual assault by force or threat of force with a previous conviction, according to Elgin police and Kane County court records.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                       
 

Onofre faces a punishment of up to 60 years in prison on the most severe charge in the attack, which occurred at an apartment on the 700 block of Walnut Avenue, according to court records.

Elgin police Cmdr. Colin Fleury said authorities received an emergency call from the victim at 9:24 a.m. Nov. 20 and Onofre was interviewed at the police station later that day and arrested.

Fleury said Onofre was not armed at the time of the attack and that the victim had never met or seen Onofre before.

Fleury declined to comment on specifics of the attack. The Daily Herald on Friday submitted a Freedom of Information Act request to the police department, which has five business days to respond.

According to the Illinois State Police sex offender database, Onofre is listed as a "sexual predator" and was 21 when he committed a criminal sexual assault of a 27-year-old woman in Cook County.

Onofre is being held at the Kane County jail on $500,000 bail, meaning he must post $50,000 to be released while the case is pending. He is next due in court Dec. 5.

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