Tuesday, May 15, 2012
A former hotel employee faces a federal suit for alleged assault. Jayson D. Dabrowski was convicted of misdemeanor trespassing by a DuPage County judge, according to Naperville Sun.
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Tuesday, May 15, 2012
A former Hilton Lisle-Naperville employee accused of sexually assaulting a former guest was recently convicted of trespassing, according to a report from Naperville Sun. Jayson D. Dabrowski, who worked as a bartender, allegedly served a guest a rape drug, entered her room, and assaulted the victim in October 2011. Lisle police arrested Dabrowski in February on trespassing following an investigation into the victim's allegations. While he faces a federal suit for the sexual assault allegations, Dabrowski was given probation and a short amount of work service by a DuPage County judge on the trespassing charge, according to Naperville Sun. Read the full story.
Friday, April 27, 2012
Kevin T. Coleman is accused of sexually assaulting a former girlfriend and causing significant damage to her apartment.
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Friday, April 27, 2012
A Lombard man pleaded not guilty to multiple charges related to a March break-in and sex assault. Kevin T. Coleman, 20, was indicted April 19 on 12 counts of home invasion, six counts of attempted aggravated criminal sexual assault, three counts each of aggravated criminal sexual assault and aggravated criminal sexual abuse, as well as other sex assault, sex abuse and burglary charges. Authorities have said he entered the apartment of an ex-girlfriend during the early hours of March 26, armed with a knife and a pot, hit the woman and then performed a sex act on her. While Lisle Police officers were in pursuit of the suspect, he allegedly re-entered the apartment and caused extensive damage. Police reports listed Coleman as having an …
Tuesday, November 15, 2011
The Penn State scandal raises awareness of predators who target at-risk and vulnerable children.
Like everyone else, I watched in horror last week as the events unfolded in the child sex abuse scandal at Penn State. For parents of young children, it is unfathomable to contemplate something like this happening to your own child. Unfortunately, it is more common than we’d like to believe. Statistics show that around 15 percent of children are sexually abused before the age of 18. For girls, it’s more like 30 percent. And for developmentally disabled girls? 83 percent. 83 percent? 83 percent. Since this is a Patch opinion article, and not a research white paper, I won’t be footnoting the source for that statistic. But I could. It’s a statistic that I’ve heard thrown around a lot since I became the parent of a developmentally disabled …
Thursday, October 6, 2011
A former GBW football player will serve at least 16 years behind bars for sexually assaulting a 15-year-old girl in a parking lot in 2010.
After four days of testimony, a former Glenbard West football player was found guilty of sexual assault. Demarco Whitley was found guilty on four of five charges on Thursday, Oct. 6 during a Cook County bench trial. Judge Thomas Fecarotta said Whitley’s testimony on the witness stand was unconvincing. “I found that his testimony was unbelievable and poorly contrived,” said Fecarotta. Fecarotta went on to say that one of the elements he found most convincing in concluding Whitley was guilty was that there was “not one bit of conversation” while in the car, “I don’t think I heard a hello.” Whitley’s bail was revoked and he was immediately taken into custody. Fecarotta will sentence Whitley on Nov. 1; Whitley will spend at least 16 years …
Tuesday, October 4, 2011
Girl claims two former Glenbard West football players forced her to have sex while in a church parking lot.
Described as bubbly and outgoing, the 17-year-old girl struggled to keep her voice high enough for all the adults in the room to hear. Fighting back tears at one point, the Rolling Meadows High School senior maintained her composure for nearly two hours as she recounted the January 2010 night when two former Glenbard West football players forced her to have sex with them inside a car in a secluded church parking lot. “I was yelling and crying and telling them to stop,” the girl testified Monday, referring to Pierre Washington-Steel and a second person Steel called his cousin. The “cousin,” according to prosecutors, is Demarco Whitley. His bench trial on five counts of sexual assault opened Monday, Oct. 3, before Cook County Judge Thomas …
Thursday, February 10, 2011
A roundup of the region's news for Feb. 10.
Here are the top stories from Patch sites in your area: — Glenbard West Student Charged With Sexual Assault of 15-Year-Old — STC Parents Raise Concerns Over School District's Plans — Elmhurst District 205 Targets $3 million in Budget Cuts — District 200 To Vote on Hubble Sale — Hall of Famer Bobby Hull Visits McNally's in St. Charles
Wednesday, January 26, 2011
Former Plainfield North teacher Ashley Blumenshine does not speak at court hearing and declines to comment on the case.
Ashley Blumenshine remained silent in court today, allowing her attorney to enter a not guilty plea on her behalf to charges she had a sexual relationship with an underage teen. Dressed in a pink knee-length coat and black slacks, the petite former Plainfield North High School teacher stood at lawyer George Lenard's side as the plea was accepted and a pre-trial hearing date set for March 2. Blumenshine, 27, was arrested Jan. 4 after Plainfield police discovered her in a car with a 16-year-old boy who attends Plainfield North. She was charged with criminal sexual assualt. A physical education and dance instructor hired by Plainfield School District 202 in 2006, Blumenshine resigned her position last week. The district has started …
Wednesday, January 19, 2011
Plainfield School District 202 board has directed the superintendent to begin the process of having Blumenshine's teaching license revoked.
Plainfield North High School teacher Ashley Blumenshine, of Lisle, resigned Tuesday, two weeks after being arrested on charges that she had a sexual relationship with a 16-year-old student. Blumenshine's letter of resignation was accepted by the Plainfield School District 202 board, which directed the superintendent to begin the process of having her teaching license suspended and revoked. The request must be approved by the Will County superintendent of schools and the state superintendent of schools, district spokesman Tom Hernandez said in a statement released Tuesday night. Blumenshine, 27, was arrested Jan. 4 after Plainfield police found her and the student in a car parked outside the Kohl's store on Route 59. The pair acknowledged …
Wednesday, January 5, 2011
Ashley Blumenshine arrested Tuesday after being discovered in a car outside the Kohl's store on Route 59, police said.
A female Plainfield North High School teacher alleged to have had a sexual relationship with a 16-year-old male student was released from the Will County jail Wednesday night on $75,000 bail. Ashley Blumenshine, 27, of 4316 Nutmeg Lane, Lisle, was arrested Tuesday night and charged with aggravated criminal sexual assault after being discovered with the student in a parked car outside the Kohl's department store, 11860 Route 59, Plainfield. A Will County circuit judge set bail at $75,000, requiring a $7,500 bond to be posted before Blumenshine could be released from the Will County Adult Detention facility. She has been relieved of her teaching and coaching duties, a Plainfield Community Consolidated School District 202 spokesman said. …
The man's bond was set Wednesday at $500,000.
A 20-year-old Woodridge man has been accused of sexually assaulting an 11-year-old girl, officials say. Paul Darrah, a spokesperson for the DuPage County State's Attorney's Office, said Jose Chagala, 20, of 2600 Forest Avenue, was arrested Tuesday and charged with predatory criminal sexual assault of a child. Darrah said Chagala worked as a maintenance man in the apartment complex where the girl lived and first saw her as she would walk to school. He gave her gifts of jewelry and perfume, Darrah said. Kate Croteau, management analyst of the Woodridge Police Department, said local officers assisted with the man's arrest. However, the DuPage County Children's Center, part of the DuPage County State's Attorney's Office, took the lead in …