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Convicted sex offender charged in attack on college student

March 25, 2019

WHEATON, Ill. (AP) — A convicted sex offender is being held without bond in connection with the kidnapping and sexual assault of a northern Illinois college student.

Justin Dalcollo appeared Monday in DuPage County Circuit Court on aggravated kidnapping, armed robbery and one count of aggravated criminal sexual assault charges.

Authorities say a 21-year-old woman was getting into her car on March 22 at a suburban Chicago shopping mall when she was kidnapped. A man allegedly forced the woman to drive to a bank in Glendale Heights, where she was forced to withdraw $300.

After forcing the woman to drive to several other locations, prosecutors allege the 34-year-old Dalcollo, who has a last known address in Kentucky, sexually assaulted the victim at gunpoint. The woman was freed after a cab was summoned for her attacker.

Dalcollo, who has sexual assault convictions in Ohio, was arrested Saturday in Chicago. It wasn’t immediately known if he has legal representation.