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PR executive convicted of sexually assaulting woman he met online

A Chicago public relations executive was found guilty Thursday of sexually assaulting a woman he met online. He is facing similar charges in a second pending criminal case.

On Thursday, a Cook County jury convicted Ignacio Carrillo, 40, of one count of criminal sexual assault in connection with an Oct. 15, 2009 attack, authorities said.

During a bond hearing after his arrest in 2011, prosecutors claimed Carrillo assaulted the 38-year-old west suburban woman when the two went out on a date.

They went to a bar where the woman reported feeling dizzy after one drink, prosecutors claimed. Carrillo then took the woman to a hotel where she texted her sister, saying “Help. Not well.”

Carrillo threw her phone across the room and sexually assaulted her, even though the woman said “No. Stop,” prosecutors claimed. The woman’s sister arrived at the hotel, where she saw Carrillo naked on the bed.

She took her sister to a hospital where a semen sample was discovered, prosecutors alleged.

At the time of his arrest, Carrillo was the vice president for the Latino division of Flowers Communication Group in the Loop, the Sun-Times reported.

Carrillo, of the 2000 block of West Irving Park Road, is awaiting trial in a separate sexual assault case from 2011. In that case, prosecutors allege he sexually assaulted a different woman twice against his Porsche in a parking garage, after they went on a date in Lincoln Park.

Both women met him on dating websites, and later identified him from his online profile, authorities said. Both women also testified during this week’s trial.