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Australian takes plea in St. Charles assault case

Jefry Sutjito

Jefry Sutjito

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Updated: April 2, 2013 6:33AM



A man from Australia has pleaded guilty to the attempted sexual assault of a woman at the Q Center in St. Charles last September, Kane County Court records show.

Jefry Sutjito, 24, was arrested shortly after the 22-year-old woman reported an encounter with Sutjito while the pair were attending a month-long training event at the conference facility north of downtown St. Charles.

In a deal with prosecutors, who dropped sex assault charges, Sutjito admitted to removing his and the woman’s clothing and attempting to have sex with her while she was unable to consent, court documents show.

Sutjito received 24 months of conditional discharge — a lesser form of probation — and was ordered to undergo sex offender evaluation and counseling.

Sutjito was allowed to return to Australia during the conditional discharge, but his attorney will appear in court at various times to update the court on Sutjito’s compliance with the terms of his deal, prosecutors said.

Sutjito lived in Connecticut with a family member while the case was pending because he had to surrender his passport, records show.



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