A Florida man was charged with multiple felonies after he allegedly sexually assaulted a woman at a hotel in Illinois, authorities said.
Jerimie Treacy, 47, of Fort Lauderdale, faces counts of aggravated criminal sexual assault, aggravated kidnapping, home invasion, and armed robbery in connection with the Nov. 4 incident, KWQC reported.
Around 4 a.m., the Moline Police Department said officers responded to a report of a sexual assault at the Oyo hotel.
The victim, a 47-year-old woman, claimed to investigators the suspect was armed with a knife and came into her room, where he allegedly sexually assaulted her and then attempted to force her to another room in the hotel, police said.
The woman was able to escape Treacy, who was also staying at the hotel, during the alleged kidnapping, police said.
Treacy allegedly fled the scene, and the woman was transported to an area hospital for treatment, according to KWQC.
Officers were able to locate Treacy, who they found was wanted by the United States Marshals Service for failing to register as a sex offender, the station reported.
Treacy was booked into the Rock Island County jail. He was being held on a $10 million bond.
Moline Police Chief Darren Gault called the incident “terrifying.”
“At this time, we believe this incident was a random attack and Treacy had no prior contact with the victim,” Gault said, noting Moline Police officers apprehended Treacy quickly. “We will be working with the US Marshals and Florida authorities to determine why Treacy was in our community.”
The investigation is ongoing.
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