Bail reduction denied for Elgin man charged with striking, sexually assaulting woman
A 25-year-old Elgin man charged with striking and sexually assaulting a woman after an argument over loud music will remain in Cook County jail on $1 million bail after a judge ordered it to stand.
Brayan Pulido is charged with aggravated criminal sexual assault, aggravated criminal sexual abuse, aggravated domestic battery, domestic battery and unlawful restraint. He has pleaded not guilty.
Announcing his ruling, Cook County Judge Samuel Betar referenced Pulido's criminal background. He is on probation for a 2018 domestic battery conviction out of Kane County involving the same woman.
"I believe he poses a danger to the victim," said Betar, who noted Pulido has a pending misdemeanor battery case at the Rolling Meadows courthouse involving a different person.
Prosecutors say the attack took place April 5 or 6 after an argument with the woman over Pulido playing loud music became physical. Pulido put the woman in a headlock, choked her and struck her in the back of the head three times, said Assistant Cook County State's Attorney Jennifer Walsh. He then slapped, threatened and sexually assaulted the woman several times during the next few hours, Walsh said. When the woman tried to leave, Pulido kicked her, Walsh said. After he fell asleep, the woman went to a relative's home where she called police.
If convicted of the most serious charge, Pulido could face up to 30 years in prison.
He next appears in court June 9.