Aurora police looking for more possible rape victims
By Matt Hanley firstname.lastname@example.org October 9, 2012 9:28AM
Updated: November 11, 2012 6:15AM
AURORA — Police are looking for additional victims — or possible witnesses — of three Aurora men who were charged in the sexual assault of an intoxicated woman.
Eric Stallworth, 21, and Corderro Pollard, 22, both of the 1500 block of Kenilworth Place; and Shammrie Brown, 25, of the 600 block of South Ohio Street, were charged with criminal sexual assault on Oct. 4.
Police said the charges stem from an alleged attack that occurred in the early morning hours of Aug. 11. The assault allegedly occurred inside the home where Stallworth and Pollard live.
Police said the 25-year-old Joliet woman and the three men drank alcohol together in Naperville on the night of Aug. 10. The woman became extremely intoxicated and ended up back at the home where Stallworth and Pollard live, police said. Police said Stallworth and Pollard had sex with the woman although she was so drunk she could not give consent.
Police says Brown was present during the rape and although he apparently did not participate, he was charged because he did not attempt to stop the assault.
On Tuesday, police said that detectives have learned there may have been similar incidents at the home. The single-family residence is on Aurora’s West side near Aurora University. Police want any women who may have been victimized or anyone with information to call 630-256-5500.
The three men are being held in the Kane County Jail in St. Charles on bail of $300,000 each. They are scheduled to be in court Thursday.
Brown was Aurora’s University’s Lincoln Academy of Illinois’ Student Laureate Award winner for 2010. He was majoring in social work and was a student ambassador for the Quad County Urban League. At the time of his arrest, Brown was a part-time employee at the Urban League, working as a youth development coordinator and pursuing his master’s degree at Aurora University, according to his attorney.
Morelli said the charges against Brown represent the criminal justice system run amok.
“Shammrie was present but he didn’t do anything,” Fred Morelli said. “If there’s three people in a room having what appears to be consensual sex and he’s supposed to interfere?”
“He did absolutely nothing. He never touched her,” Morelli said. “Somebody gets drunk and makes an accusation and it goes a long way to ruining a person’s life. This is ruining a good person’s life.”
According to charging documents, Stallworth was taken into custody Oct. 2 at Aurora University. He was listed as a junior wide receiver on the university’s 2011 football roster, but has not been affiliated with the team during the current season. Pollard was listed as a junior defensive tackle on the university’s 2011 online football roster. He has no current affiliation with the team, either, university officials said.