COOK COUNTY CRIMINAL COURTHOUSE — A Humboldt Park man, upset after finding texts from other men on an ex-girlfriend's phone, allegedly beat and assaulted her — and then sent a picture of her performing oral sex to every person on her phone's contact list, including family and co-workers, prosecutors said.
Emmanuel Hoover also put a gun to the back of the woman's head and wrote the date of the assault on her back with a marker as a taunt, prosecutors alleged in court Wednesday.
The alleged attack happened Sunday, when the 27-year-old Hoover found the text messages on the victim's phone, prosecutors said. The two had previously dated, prosecutors said, and the victim was visiting Hoover at his home in Humboldt Park.
"[He] then began to taunt the victim by calling these men," said Cook County Assistant State's Attorney Bridget O'Brien. "The defendant then sent a picture of the victim performing oral sex [on him] to the victim's entire contact list, including family, friends and co-workers."
When the woman tried to stop him, Hoover allegedly punched her and put a gun to the back of her head, O'Brien said. He then forced the victim to undress and sexually assaulted her, the prosecutor said.
When the woman tried to stop him, Hoover hit her with a can, breaking her nose, O'Brien said.
"The defendant then wrote the date — July 14, 2013 — the day he committed these acts on the victim's back with a marker," O'Brien said. He also started quoting "various lines from the movie 'Training Day,' particularly telling the victim, 'It's not what you know, it's what you can prove.' "
After some time passed, Hoover ordered the woman to accompany him on an errand to buy marijuana, O'Brien said. When he wasn't looking, the woman sought help from a stranger and escaped.
She was taken to the police station and later the hospital.
Police discovered a black replica semi-automatic handgun and the marker used to write on the victim at Hoover's house, O'Brien said.
Arguing for a "reasonable bail," an assistant public defender said in court that Hoover has an associate degree from the Illinois Institute of Art in fashion design.
Cook County Judge Laura Sullivan ordered Hoover, who has no publishable criminal history, held on $450,000 bond Wednesday.