COOK COUNTY CRIMINAL COURTHOUSE — A man sexually assaulted two teen girls who were hanging out at his Southwest Side apartment on Friday, prosecutors said.
Everado Salinas, 28, of the 3700 block of West 71st Street, was charged with criminal sexual assault with use of force and aggravated criminal sexual abuse of a victim age 13 to 17 years old.
Salinas and the victims met for the first time that Friday afternoon while they were with some mutual friends at his West Lawn apartment, Cook County Assistant State's Attorney Christina Brewer said at a bond hearing Sunday. One of the girls is 14, and the other is 15.
While the two girls were in the bathroom, Salinas entered and began touching the genitals and breasts of the 15-year-old over her clothes, Brewer said.
He then took the girls into a bedroom and blocked the door with a TV and TV stand, Brewer said. Salinas touched the 15-year-old again while she was trapped in the room, Brewer said.
The girls managed to briefly escape before Salinas pulled them back into the room, according to Brewer. The prosecutor said that after he began touching the 15-year-old again, she yelled out and a witness was able to pull her out of the room.
But the 14-year-old girl couldn't immediately escape. Salinas barricaded the door again, slapped the girl and pushed her on the bed before raping her, according to Brewer. She tried to push him off and was heard crying out during the attack, the prosecutor said.
Brewer said the 14-year-old managed to get out of the room and tried to get down stairs, but Salinas kept pulling her back.
Both girls were eventually able to escape, and police were called to Salinas' apartment. According to court documents, Salinas tried to flee from police, who caught and arrested him. He was identified as the attacker in a photo lineup.
The girls were taken to local hospitals. The 15-year-old girl had bite marks on both her legs, while the 14-year-old girl was visibly bruised, Brewer said.
Judge Maria Kuriakos Ciesil ordered Salinas held on $400,000 bail.
Salinas has been convicted of four misdemeanor charges, which include reckless conduct in 2011 and domestic battery in 2008, Brewer said.