Naperville man charged in rape near Aurora casino

  • Anthony L. Jackson is held on $1 million bail.

    Anthony L. Jackson is held on $1 million bail.

 
 
Updated 7/30/2019 6:45 PM

A 39-year-old Naperville man is held on $1 million bail on charges he raped a woman in a vacant building for sale near the Hollywood Casino in Aurora.

Anthony L. Jackson, of the 1300 block of East Chicago Avenue, is charged with two counts of criminal sexual assault/by force of threat of force and aggravated battery, all felonies, according to Kane County court records.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                       
 

According to court records, Aurora police responded to the Rush Copley Medical Center about 2 a.m. July 18 for a woman who said she had been sexually assaulted near the Aurora casino.

The woman, according to a police affidavit used to secure a search warrant, told police she met a man July 17 outside the casino and he forced her into a building at 75 S. LaSalle St. that was for sale.

Once inside, according to the affidavit, the man who was later identified as Jackson, forced her onto a mattress while she was fighting back by kicking him. The woman eventually fell off the mattress, but Jackson was too strong for her and she "succumbed to his attack to avoid further injury," police wrote in the search warrant for the building for saliva, DNA and other evidence.

After Jackson had assaulted her, he fell asleep and "she waited to ensure he would remain such for her escape," according to the affidavit. The woman grabbed her clothes, along with his cellphone and drove to the Montgomery Police station to report what happened.

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Montgomery police took her to the hospital and alerted Aurora police, who later found Jackson sleeping inside the building on South LaSalle.

Michelle Edens, a defense attorney representing Jackson in the case, declined to comment when reached by phone.

In order to be released from the Kane County jail while the charges are pending, Jackson must post $100,000 bond and if he does, he is to have no contact with the victim and no entry into the building on South LaSalle.

Jackson is next due in court Wednesday and faces up to 15 years in prison and registration as a sex offender if convicted of the most severe charges.

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