BLOOMINGTON — A 20-year-old Bloomington man and two juveniles are accused of sexually assaulting a woman at a Normal motel in a case that may lead to charges against two additional suspects.
Adrian Damian-Moya of Avenue F in Bloomington is charged with three counts of criminal sexual assault involving the use of force during a November incident at Motel 6. Two male juveniles have been detained and charges are being evaluated against another man named in a probable-cause statement read by a prosecutor Tuesday at Damian-Moya's bond hearing.
A third juvenile also may face charges of unlawful restraint.
According to the statement, the victim told police she and a friend went to a birthday party at Motel 6 and then to a house where the party continued. Two juveniles allegedly attempted to assault the woman on the way to the residence.
Damian-Moya and the other adult and the two juveniles later pushed the alleged victim into a car and drove back to the motel, said the statement read by Assistant State's Attorney David Rossi.
During the car ride, Damian-Moya tried unsuccessfully to reach the victim from the front seat and allegedly told her, "Just wait 'til we are back in the hotel," according to the information provided to Associate Judge Lee Ann Hill.
Back at the motel room, the woman was sexually assaulted by all four suspects, including one of the teenagers who allegedly held her down as she tried to send a text message to her friend, said the statement. The woman told police one of the suspects took her phone during the attack.
In their interviews with police, all the suspects admitted to sex acts with the woman, including Damian-Moya, who has sent a letter of apology to the woman, Rossi told the judge.
Damian-Moya also allegedly performed internet searches after the incident, looking for information on group sex laws and articles related to individuals being on trial for rape.
Normal Police Chief Rick Bleichner said police received a timely report of the alleged assault. In the two months since the incident, police have executed search warrants for physical and electronic evidence and reviewed the case with the Sexual Assault Task Force of law enforcement officers and prosecutors, said Bleichner.
The report of a sexual assault involving multiple suspects is uncommon, said the police chief, with Normal seeing its last such report several years ago.
Damian-Moya was jailed in lieu of posting $15,035 and is scheduled to return to court Jan. 12 for an arraignment. Bloomington defense lawyer Stephanie Wong entered her appearance as Damian-Moya's counsel.