Elgin man charged with sexually assaulting woman

SHARE Elgin man charged with sexually assaulting woman
godinez_monjaras.jpg

Fernando Godinez-Monjaras. | Cook County sheriff’s office

An Elgin man has been charged with sexually assaulting a woman in August.

Fernando Godinez-Monjaras, 40, turned himself in Oct. 12 after an arrest warrant was issued accusing him of criminal sexual assault, according to the Cook County sheriff’s office, which said he assaulted a 33-year-old woman in a truck after he and another man offered to give her a ride home from a bar in Hoffman Estates on Aug. 12.

Godinez-Monjaras is free on $20,000 bail.

The Latest
Some towns say they’re already overburdened. Nonprofit organizations working to help migrants say suburbs could pass the money to them.
Ald. Brendan Reilly said he’s concerned paying a settlement to Bryan Mejia, who suffered a fractured leg and torn ACL, will invite protesters expected for the Democratic National Convention to wreak havoc, then bombard the city with lawsuits.
Reed fired at the officers first, prompting them to fire back. He turned a traffic stop into a violent incident, a reader from Irving Park writes.
At a ribbon-cutting on Monday, the Illinois Secretary of State made it clear he wants to call it a DMV.