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Illinois man convicted of sexual assault

Associated Press
Posted on 9/18/2014, 8:33 AM

A jury has found a Bellevue man guilty of sexually assaulting two women and holding them and a man at knife point.

David Strickfaden, 20, was convicted Wednesday in Peoria County court of two counts of aggravated criminal sexual assault and three counts of aggravated unlawful restraint, the (Peoria) Journal Star reported ( ). He faces six to 30 years in prison.

The assaults occurred when Strickfaden visited friends with his girlfriend in November 2013, the prosecutor said. Strickfaden ordered his girlfriend, her friend and another man into a back room where he sexually assaulted the women and held the three with a knife.

A fight started after the group moved into a kitchen area, the prosecutor said. Strickfaden was stabbed with a knife. The victims left the house and called police.

Strickfaden's attorney said his client admitted he held the people but did not sexually assault anyone.

The judge revoked Strickfaden's bond pending his sentencing hearing in November.

Information from: Journal Star,


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