Man convicted in 2018 Aurora kidnapping, attempted rape gets 5½ years prison

  • Ryon E. Lumpkins can have his prison term halved for good behavior.

    Ryon E. Lumpkins can have his prison term halved for good behavior.

 
 
Updated 9/11/2019 12:46 PM

An Aurora man has been sentenced to 5½ years in prison for a February 2018 kidnapping and attempted rape at an apartment complex on the city's near east side.

In June, Kane County Judge David Kliment convicted Ryon E. Lumpkins, 29, of the 1100 block of Terrace Lake Drive, of attempted criminal sexual assault, two counts of kidnapping, aggravated battery and unlawful restraint, all felonies.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                       
 

Lumpkins, who was sentenced Friday by Kliment, faced a top prison term of seven years. Prosecutors also dismissed felony robbery charges from a separate case.

Prosecutors said Lumpkins saw the victim in the laundry room of an apartment building in the 900 block of North Avenue on Feb. 26, 2018, grabbed the woman around the neck, placed his hand over her mouth and forced her into a nearby apartment, where he had been staying.

Once inside, Lumpkins tried to force the victim to perform a sex act, but she fought with him and escaped. During the struggle, he punched the victim several times and grabbed her neck, restricting her ability to breathe, according to prosecutors.

Several days later while investigating a robbery, Aurora police determined the suspect in that case was similar to the suspect description from the Feb. 26 attack. The victim identified Lumpkin as her attacker and when questioned, Lumpkins admitted he had been staying in the apartment where the attempted sexual assault took place, according to prosecutors.

"I want to recognize the victim, who showed great strength and courage when she fought off this sexual predator. Her actions stopped a vicious attack and helped put this criminal in prison where he belongs," Kane County State's Attorney Joe McMahon said.

Under state law, Lumpkins can have his sentence cut in half for good behavior in prison. He also gets credit for about 18 months served at the Kane County jail while his case was pending.

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