Indictments add charges against assault suspects
By Dan Campana For The Beacon-News January 22, 2013 5:06PM
Updated: February 24, 2013 6:04AM
ST. CHARLES — Two Aurora men accused of raping a woman in August now face additional charges after recent indictments.
Corderro Pollard and Eric Stallworth were originally charged in October with sexually assaulting the woman in a home near the Aurora University campus after a night of drinking, according to authorities and court documents. After being indicted, Pollard now faces one count of aggravated criminal sex assault and six counts of criminal sexual assault, while Stallworth was indicted on a total of 13 sex assault counts, all tied to the same incident.
Pollard and Stallworth each had sex with the woman knowing she was unable to give consent, prosecutors allege. A third man, Shammrie Brown, had also been charged with sex assault for failing to intervene on the woman’s behalf knowing she was intoxicated, prosecutors previously said.
However, prosecutors have dropped the felony charge against Brown and filed a misdemeanor battery charge, accusing him of touching the woman’s thigh in an “insulting or provoking nature,” records state. Brown told investigators he touched the woman in attempt to become aroused, but was unable to, in part because he was uncomfortable with what was happening in the bedroom with the woman, according to court documents.
Brown’s attorney during the felony case, Fred Morelli, declined to comment last week.
Court records describe Stallworth, Pollard, Brown and the woman drinking together in Naperville before heading to Aurora with a plan to go to the downtown casino. The documents don’t specify how long they stayed, but the woman apparently vomited during the group’s time there. The woman, a single mother from Joliet, told police she was unsure how she got to the residence on Kenilworth Avenue where Stallworth and Pollard lived at the time, records show.
Stallworth’s attorney characterized the sex as consensual during a previous hearing. Stallworth returns to court in March for arraignment. Pollard has a Feb. 21 court date, while Brown’s misdemeanor case resumes Feb. 19.