Carpentersville woman charged with kidnapping, torturing woman

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Megan A. Lino | Elgin police

A northwest suburban woman has been charged with kidnapping and torturing a woman in Elgin, while several other suspects are still being sought.

Megan A. Lino, 19, was charged with felony counts of home invasion, aggravated kidnapping-inflicting great bodily harm, aggravated battery with a caustic substance, aggravated battery-torture, according to a statement from Elgin police.

Police responded to a call of a woman being held against her will around 6:55 a.m. Sunday in the 300 block of Raymond Street, where they found the injured 19-year-old woman, police said. She was taken to a hospital for treatment. 

The woman told police she had been in a residence in the 500 block of Levine Court with her ex-boyfriend when four females entered the home and, with the help of her ex-boyfriend, forcibly removed her from the residence, police said.

They put her in a car and started beating her, and then drove her to the 300 block of Raymond Street, where they continued to beat her and hold her against her will, police said.

She was able to identify Lino as one of the suspects, but the others are still being sought, police said.

Lino, a Carpentersville resident, was unable to post a $150,000 bond and is being held in the Kane County Jail, police said.

Anyone with information on the other suspects should call the Elgin police Major Investigations Division at (847) 289-2600 or anonymously at (847) 695-2600.


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