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Man Accused of Breaking into Home, Kissing Sleeping Woman

By Emily Morris | November 18, 2013 8:31am | Updated on November 18, 2013 8:32am
 Artemio Martinez, 18, of the 2000 Block of North Neva Avenue.
Artemio Martinez, 18, of the 2000 Block of North Neva Avenue.
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COOK COUNTY CRIMINAL COURTHOUSE — An 18-year-old man was charged after he entered a woman's Belmont Cragin apartment early Saturday and began touching and kissing her, prosecutors said.

Artemio Martinez, of the 2000 Block of North Neva Avenue, was charged with felony residential burglary, felony criminal trespass to a residence and misdemeanor attempted criminal sexual abuse with force, according to police.

Martinez opened a rear window and went inside the 32-year-old woman's apartment in the 2600 block of North Mobile Avenue about 1:20 a.m., according to Assistant State's Attorney Jaqueline Kwilos and police.

He entered the woman's bedroom where she was sleeping beside her 7-year-old daughter, Kwilos said, and began rubbing the woman's shoulders and kissing her on the lips, which made her wake up, Kwilos said.

She asked who was there, and Martinez said "It's me," according to the assistant state's attorney.

The woman knew the alleged intruder wasn't her husband and turned on her cellphone light, Kwilos said. When she saw Martinez, she screamed, according to Kwilos.

He ran out of the woman's apartment through the back door, and the victim called 911, Kwilos said. The woman said she did not know Martinez, according to Kwilos.

Cops found Martinez near the scene and took him into custody in the 6300 block of West Fullerton Avenue, according to a police arrest report.

He was taken back to the woman's apartment to be identified, according to the report.

Kwilos said Martinez admitted to knowing the victim was inside her home and said he wanted to "make out" with her. According to Martinez, that meant he wanted to have sex with her, Kwilos said.

Martinez was "highly intoxicated" when he was arrested and admitted to drinking alcohol and smoking drugs, according to the report. 

Judge Adam Bourgeois Jr. set bail for Martinez at $250,000.