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Man charged with raping woman at  Elgin motel

Mudy A. Munez-Salgado 35 EldMo. charged aggravated sexual assault.

Mudy A. Munez-Salgado, 35, of Eldon, Mo., charged aggravated sexual assault.

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Updated: December 19, 2012 12:51PM

ELGIN — Bail was set at $3 million Thursday for a Missouri man charged with multiple counts of aggravated sexual assault following a rape police said occurred at an Elgin motel on Route 25.

Police said they were called to the Lexington Motel at 12:20 p.m. Tuesday. A woman there told police she’d been pulled into a stairwell and up to a second-floor room by Mudy A. Munez-Salgado, 35, of Eldon, Mo. According to police, security video shows Munez-Salgado pulling the woman into the stairwell and a struggle outside the room where the assault occurred. The assault, police said, lasted four minutes.

The victim told police she had seen her attacker before as he worked with a friend of hers. Munez-Salgado told police he had seen the woman before but had not had contact with her for six months, and that he was looking to have sex when the assault occurred.

Munez-Salgado has been charged with two class X felony counts of aggravated criminal sexual assault, a class 1 count of criminal sexual assault, two class 3 counts of aggravated battery, and a class 4 count of unlawful restraint.

His next court appearance is set for Nov. 29.

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