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$1 million bail on sex assault charges against Elgin man

Updated: January 4, 2014 6:22AM

Elgin — Bail was set at $1 million Monday for a man accused of choking and sexually assaulting a woman on Sunday.

Emmanuel Sanchez, 21, of the 600 block of Raymond Street, Elgin, was charged with a Class X count of aggravated criminal sexual assault, a Class 2 felony count of aggravated domestic battery with strangulation, a Class 4 felony count of unlawful restraint, and misdemeanor counts of domestic battery.

According to police, Sanchez is accused of choking the victim, pulling her back by the hair as she attempted to escape, and sexually assaulting her, leading to the Class X charge. His next court date was set for Dec. 13.

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