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Sandwich Woman Sexually Assaulted at Gunpoint: Sheriff

Assailant was wearing a police or fire type uniform, pulled her over in an unmarked car about 6:47 p.m. Tuesday, according to the Kendall County Sheriff's Office.

A 33-year-old Sandwich woman was beaten and sexually assaulted in a cornfield Tuesday by a uniformed, masked man who pulled her over in a blue car with a flashing red and blue light, police said.

The woman told police she was driving on Griswold Springs Road about 0.25 miles west of Little Rock Road when a man driving alone in a blue Ford Crown Victoria pulled her over, according to a news release from the Kendall County Sheriff's Office. After walking to her vehicle, the man pulled a mask over his face, pulled out a handgun and ordered the woman to walk to the cornfield next to the road. There, he beat and sexually assaulted her.

The police were called at 6:47 p.m., and the victim was taken to Valley West Hospital in Sandwich. The offender left the scene headed east on Griswold Springs Road.

The woman told police the offender is about 5 foot, 8 inches tall and about 180 pounds with an average build. He is a white man with a tan or a light-skinned Hispanic. He was wearing "a police, fire or security type uniform," according to the news release.

Anyone with information about the incident should call Kendall County Investigations at 630-553-7500, ext. 1107. Those who wish to remain anonymous should call Kendall County Crimestoppers at 630-553-5999.

The news release also stated:

The sheriff's office reminds motorists that are being stopped by an UNMARKED vehicle that they do not believe to be a law enforcement vehicle to proceed to a public area or lighted intersection and/or call 911 to verify that is it a law enforcement officer behind them prior to stopping. Motorists must obey the speed limit and stop for any traffic control devices while traveling to a public area and must be ready to explain to the law enforcement officer why they did not immediately stop.


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Erica August 09, 2012 at 03:20 AM
My thoughts are with the woman attacked. I am sorry she was violated and I hope the perp is caught soon. I've lived in the area for 7 years and I believe the majority of people in the community are good. please pray for our community.
Angie August 09, 2012 at 04:11 AM
I found the article it was in Naperville here is the link http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20110128/news/701289925/
Angie August 09, 2012 at 04:13 AM
http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20120325/news/703259780/
Jillian Duchnowski August 09, 2012 at 04:15 AM
Thanks for posting that, Angie.
Madi Lopez August 09, 2012 at 11:28 AM
I have two girls one will be driving on her own soon. This scares me to my core. I am interested in self-defence lessons for 13yr, 16yr olds. I have printed this article and have spoken to both my girls about undercover police (everyone has a cell phone-use it) and how to handle a situation like this.
Leiann August 09, 2012 at 12:32 PM
Just wanted to state that I live in the area and when I say area, I mean that this is MY neighborhood where this awful crime took place and when ever something like this happens there is a lot of should have, could have comments and thoughts. There is no doubt in my mind that I would have pulled over. I think it is impossible to tell if the car is unmarked when it is behind you, and I would have thought I was safe because this area ALWAYS has cars driving on it. Infancy I am sure that several cars had drive pass while this was going on. There is even neighborhoods right where this happened. I must also add that this happened in broad daylight too. I don't see anything wrong with anything the victim did. She's a hero in my book. She obviously fought for her life and was able to tell about it and give a discription of the un-human, POS right away. I am very glad and grateful that the victim is alive and can not wait till this POS is caught and hope it is before he strikes again. To the victim... You go girl! You are awesome and one hell of a women! My family's heart and thoughts are with you <3
lisa August 09, 2012 at 01:04 PM
something in me keeps telling me its a cop who did this! Hope IM WRONG.
Tim August 09, 2012 at 01:36 PM
Based on the reputation of Kendall County, I get the same feeling. How can they say for sure it is an 'imposter' if they don't know who it is yet, and haven't caught him?
Robyn Sutcliff August 09, 2012 at 02:45 PM
My daughter heard last night that they caught the guy in Plano last night. Any news of that being true?
gina jonassen August 09, 2012 at 03:24 PM
Did they find the guy I hope so
Alaisa Emmens August 09, 2012 at 03:32 PM
This happened to a Waverly girl in the 90s except the gut killed her and left her body ob a cornfield in Springfield. It was such a tragedy & it terrified our small communities!! I will never pull over in a deserted area and share the story with my daughter & her friends as well. Just don't do it! You have the right to drive to a public location...protect your life!!!
Robyn Sutcliff August 09, 2012 at 04:22 PM
Now it is on facebook that there was another attack behind Jewel in Yorkville last night. What is rumor and what is true?
Bart Olson August 09, 2012 at 04:50 PM
Hello Robyn, I just checked with our Police Department, and we have nothing reported to the Police Department for an attack behind Jewel. Thanks, Bart Olson City Administrator
Robyn Sutcliff August 09, 2012 at 04:56 PM
Thank you for ending this terrible rumor.
Rick Winninger August 09, 2012 at 06:50 PM
Lisa & Tim if you are going to talk out of your ass use your real names
Becky August 09, 2012 at 06:53 PM
Agreed. She did nothing that most of us in that situation wouldn't have done. If I see a car behind me with flashing lights, it is ingrained to pull over. This creature knew that and preyed upon that. When he got close enough to the car to where she saw the mask and gun, what could she have done? Dropped it into gear and sped off? This isn't a movie; I doubt anyone would be in mind enough to do that. My heart goes out to her - what a horrible experience to live through. But, she is so lucky to still be here; it could have ended a lot worse. And horrible as it was, this serves as a reminder to us all to be alert, and if anything looks fishy about vehicle pulling you over, call 911 immediately.
Montgomery Joe August 09, 2012 at 06:59 PM
Rick, Cops are people too.... how can you say for sure that it's not a cop? I don't see how either one of them said anything scandalous.
Tim August 09, 2012 at 08:46 PM
Your Kendall County officers have a reputation for pulling guns on people when off duty. Until the guy is caught and it is proven that it is not an officer, it can not be stated that it is not. This is why Kendall County has this reputation; http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/breaking/chi-sheriffs-spokesman-under-investigation-for-pulling-gun-in-walmart-20120207,0,5220194.story No matter how many times the editor deletes this true information, it is still true.
oswegoannie August 09, 2012 at 09:25 PM
This is very sad and frightening. I hope the lady is able to recover psychologically as well as physically from this brutal assault. I hope the perv who did this is caught soon and locked up for a very long time.
Dianna Hunter August 09, 2012 at 10:31 PM
You're right, Angie. Several years ago a woman leaving the Fox Valley Kickers bar was pulled over and raped. I think it was Wooley and Stewart.
Natalie August 09, 2012 at 10:51 PM
JPauly, a concealed weapon could have helped. The man who did this knew that she did not have a gun on her. If we had concealed carry, he would have no idea weather or not she had a gun. In result, this man may have not even attempted this crime.
Jane Meyer August 09, 2012 at 11:17 PM
Shouldn't the flashing red and blue lights be reserved for official police cars ONLY. Why are you able to buy them? Are any lights left on police cars that are sold? This is such a sad story. In this day and age We all just need to use common sense and be smarter than the criminal. Prayers to her and her family. Jane
Jim Madison August 10, 2012 at 12:04 AM
Check out the Kendall Counties facebook page the sexual assault did not accur the femal made it up.
Jillian Duchnowski August 10, 2012 at 12:06 AM
Surprising update: http://patch.com/A-wNPn
Silver Fox August 10, 2012 at 06:12 AM
It is funny to read about people spouting out their personal agendas against the Police in this case. And you wonder why the Police sometimes have an attitude with people, it is because of comments like I have read above. They are darned if they do, and darned if they don't. Oh by the way, she made it all up, imagine that. Now you can all stop talking about a rogue raping Police Officer.
JLO August 10, 2012 at 12:33 PM
Great Comment Silver Fox.... all this poor misguided creature did is made it tougher for the next woman who gets attacked for real, to be taken seriously. I hope that they throw the proverbial book at her to tech her a good lesson in telling the truth-- something her parents obviously never did.
manny August 10, 2012 at 06:12 PM
what a story.its sickening but gives people heads up on what could happen in this crazy world of ours.BE SAFE people
S August 10, 2012 at 08:03 PM
I was raped in sandwich 25 years ago. It took a month to catch him. I was all messed up in the head for along time. It really pisses me off that she lied and secondly that she made my mind take me back to all that. Really think about what you did to everyone.
Jillian Duchnowski August 10, 2012 at 08:19 PM
Another update on this story: http://patch.com/A-wQrV
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