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Man pleads guilty to kidnapping, assault of Illinois woman

July 12, 2018

CHICAGO (AP) — A Michigan man has pleaded guilty to kidnapping and sexually assaulting a woman after burglarizing her suburban Chicago home.

Federal prosecutors say 35-year-old Carleous Clay of Holland, Michigan, admitted in a plea agreement Tuesday that he broke into a Lansing, Illinois, home in September 2015 and stole several items. When he returned later that night to steal more items the woman was home.

Clay kidnapped the woman and drove her to Munster, Indiana, where he withdrew $140 from her bank account, then sexually assaulted her.

Clay later strangled the woman and tried to set her on fire.

Prosecutors say the woman survived but suffered permanent injuries.

Clay also admitted he attacked a case manager at a federal detention center in Chicago last year.

His sentencing is scheduled for Oct. 9.

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