A 21-year-old man is accused of sexually assaulting and robbing an elderly woman after forcing his way into her apartment earlier this month, prosecutors said.
Officials allege Tevin Rainey, of Woodridge, forced his way into the apartment of a Westmont woman who is more than 85 years old during the early morning hours on New Year’s Day.
Prosecutors said once inside the apartment, Rainey allegedly forced the woman onto a bed, where he sexually assaulted her then demanded money. When the woman told him she had very little money in her home, he allegedly forced her at gunpoint to drive to an ATM machine and withdraw funds, according to authorities.
The woman told police she dropped her attacker off in the area of 83rd Street and Janes Avenue in Woodridge before she returned home and called 911.
She was transported to a local hospital to be treated for her injuries, police said.
Officials said an investigation eventually led them to Rainey, who was already in police custody on unrelated charges.
Rainey was charged with aggravated criminal sexual assault, armed robbery, home invasion and aggravated kidnapped—all Class X felonies. A judge on Wednesday set his bond at $5 million.
“The defendant’s actions in this case are extremely disturbing,” said DuPage County State’s Attorney Robert Berlin said. “Allegations of sexual assault, robbery and kidnapping will not be tolerated in DuPage County and will be met with the full force of the law."
Westmont Police Chief Thomas Mulhearn said he hopes the charges “will bring justice and some closure to the victim.”
Rainey’s next court appearance is scheduled for Feb. 10. The state's attorney's office maintained that their complaint is not proof of guilt and the DuPage County Court clerk said the office couldn't confirm if Rainey had an attorney.