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Cops: Sex Assault Suspects May Have More Victims



    Cops: Sex Assault Suspects May Have More Victims
    L to R: Shammrie Brown, Coderro Pollard, Eric Stallworth,

    One week after three men were charged with raping an intoxicated woman, police are now looking for additional victims or witnesses.

    On Oct. 4, Eric Stallworth, 21, and Coderro Pollard, 22, both of the 1500 block of Kenilworth Place; and Shammrie Brown, 25, of the 600 block of South Ohio Street, were charged with criminal sexual assault. Stallworth faces three counts, Pollard was faced with two counts and Brown with one count.

    Police said the charges stem from an alleged attack that occurred in the early morning hours of August 11. The assault allegedly occurred inside the home where Stallworth and Pollard live.

    During the investigation, detectives learned the a 25-year-old Joliet woman and the three men drank alcohol together in Naperville on the night of Aug. 10. The woman became extremely intoxicated and ended up back at the home where Stallworth and Pollard live, police said. Aurora police say Stallworth and Pollard had sex with the woman although she was so drunk she could not give consent. Police said Brown was present during the rape and although he apparently did not participate, he did not attempt to stop the assault.

    "Information that came forward led us to believe that this may have happened in the past," Lt. Pete Inda said Tuesday.

    The single-family residence is on Aurora’s West side near Aurora University. Police want any women who may have been victimized or anyone with information to call 630-256-5500.

    The three men are being held in the Kane County Jail in St. Charles on bonds of $300,000 each. Their next court dates are Oct. 11.

    Aurora University officials the university is cooperating with police in the investigation, but would not comment on whether any of the men are current or former students.

    According to charging documents, Stallworth was taken into custody on Tuesday at Aurora University. He was listed as a junior wide receiver on the university’s 2011 football roster, but has not been affiliated with the team during the current season. Pollard was listed as a junior defensive tackle on the university’s 2011 online football roster. He has no current affiliation with the team, either, university officials said.

    According to a 2010 press release issued by the university, Brown was named the school’s Lincoln Academy of Illinois’ Student Laureate Award winner for 2010. The release said Brown was majoring in social work, served as president of the Black Student Association and was a student ambassador for the pre-college experience sponsored by the Quad County Urban League.

    At the time of his arrest, Brown was a part-time employee at the Urban League, working as a youth development coordinator.