Police: Wheeling man sexually assaulted 16-year-old girl

SHARE Police: Wheeling man sexually assaulted 16-year-old girl

(WHEELING) A northwest suburban man is facing felony charges for getting a 16-year-old girl drunk and sexually assaulting her last fall, according to police.

In November 2013, Virgilio Carvajal-Mendoza, 24, of Wheeling provided alcohol to the girl until she was drunk, then drove her to an apartment complex, according to a statement from Wheeling police.

Carvajal-Mendoza then sexually assaulted the girl while she was in and out of consciousness, police said.

The incident was reported in August and Carvajal-Mendoza , arrested Thursday, “provided statements to detectives indicating his involvement,” according to police.

He is charged with one count of criminal sexual assault and one count of aggravated criminal sexual abuse, police said.

He is being held on a $225,000 bond and his next court date is scheduled for Oct. 20 in Rolling Meadows, police said.

The Latest
A sprained left ring finger has sidelines Suzuki for over a month.
The annual Independence Day Salute, FitzGerald’s American Music Festival, and the Chosen Few Picnic and Festival are among the entertainment highlights in the week ahead in Chicago.
Chicago’s version of the “she-cession” was evident in the disproportionate job losses: there were 10,957 fewer men in the 2020 workforce compared to the year before the pandemic — but there were 36,092 fewer women.
“I worked 30 years of my life in management, so I was an ideal employee, I had ambitions to move up with Zen Leaf,” said Jim Doane, an organizing employee. “But I’m an old guy and I am tired of being bullied by the bosses. I showed up early, I received praise and I worked hard for them to just fire me.”
Kelly is also just weeks away from another trial on charges that could carry even heavier penalties. Kelly’s child pornography and obstruction of justice trial in Chicago’s federal courthouse is set to begin Aug. 15.