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Woodstock police arrest man on felony sexual assault allegation, searching for additional victims

Woodstock police arrested a 29-year-old man on felony sexual assault and abuse charges after officers investigated allegations made by multiple victims through the latter half of 2020 and into this year, officials said Friday.

Police said they think there are additional victims that have not yet been identified, according to a news release.

Antione Davon Truesdell, of the 500 block of Central Parkway, Woodstock, was arrested on criminal sexual assault, a Class 1 felony; criminal sexual abuse, a Class 4 felony; and battery resulting in bodily harm, a Class A misdemeanor, according to the release.

Officers are asking anyone who thinks they or someone they know was victimized by Truesdell to contact the police department’s Investigations Division at 815-338-2131.

Callers should ask to speak with an officer if a detective is not immediately available, according to the release.

Deputy Police Chief Jeffrey Parsons said police think Truesdell used social media to search for, meet and befriend his alleged victims before “bringing them back to his place and other places, inside and outside Woodstock’s jurisdiction.”

Truesdell “started with Facebook,” Parsons said in an interview, and then “switched to Snapchat.”

Crimes involving Truesdell are believed to have taken place in both McHenry and Kane counties, Parsons said, and officers are asking victims to call Woodstock police even if they believe they were a victim of Truesdell’s in an incident outside the city.

Criminal complaints filed in McHenry County court show Truesdell is accused of groping two women, sexually abusing one and forcibly sexually assaulting another between Jan. 13 and Jan. 14.

Parsons said there could be “a handful” of victims, all of whom so far are adult women. The number of victims is believed to be less than 10 so far, Parsons said.

Truesdell was accused of similar actions against a teenage girl in a 2017 order of protection that does not appear to have resulted in criminal charges being filed in McHenry County, court records indicate.

The investigation remains ongoing.

He was taken into custody without incident and his bond was set at $90,000, according to the news release. His next court hearing is scheduled for 9 a.m. Thursday.

If Truesdell is able to post bond, he would be required to wear a location monitoring device and be restricted from coming within a 2-mile radius of the alleged victims’ homes.

Source: The Daily Chronicle

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