Jessamine man pleads guilty to Ill. sexual assault, robbery

Published 1:44 pm Wednesday, October 7, 2020

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A Nicholasville man is facing between 42 and 75 years in an Illinois prison after pleading guilty to robbing and sexually assaulting a college student in 2019.

According to the Chicago Sun-Times, 36-year-old Justin Dalcollo entered his plea Sept. 30 in DuPage County, Illinois.

The state’s attorney’s office told the newspaper Dalcollo approached a 21-year-old woman outside a mall on March 22, 2019, and forced her into a car at gunpoint. He then ordered her to drive him to a bank in Glendale Heights and withdraw $300. After making him drive her to several other locations, they went to a parking garage at the Grand Victoria Casino in Elgin, Illinois, where he held the gun against the woman and sexually assaulted her.

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Following the assault, Dalcollo had the woman drive him to a convenience store, and then call a cab to meet him at the Elgin train station.

The woman went to the hospital and reported the incident.

Dalcollo was arrested the following day in Chicago.

A pre-sentencing hearing is scheduled for Oct. 29.