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Man gets 10 years for rape at Elgin motel

Mudy A. Munoz-Salgado

Mudy A. Munoz-Salgado

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Updated: March 12, 2014 6:17AM

A central Missouri man has been sentenced to a decade in prison for a 2012 rape that occurred at an Elgin motel, the Kane County State’s Attorney’s Office announced.

Mudy A. Munoz-Salgado, 37, of Eldon, Mo., was sentenced late Friday by Associate Judge Clint Hull to 10 years in the Illinois Department of Corrections.

Munoz-Salgado was convicted Nov. 21 by a Kane County jury of aggravated criminal sexual assault, a Class X felony; two counts of aggravated battery, each a Class 3 felony; and unlawful restraint, a Class 4 felony.

The jury returned a conviction despite the absence of the victim, who left Illinois after the investigation. Authorities were unable to locate her for the trial.

In November 2012, Munoz-Salgado and the victim’s boyfriend were part of a construction crew that was hired for a temporary job in Elgin. The victim had traveled to Elgin from her home in Missouri to visit her boyfriend. They were staying in the same motel as Munoz-Salgado, in the 1500 block of Dundee Avenue, Elgin.

At about 12:15 p.m. Nov. 13, 2012, Munoz-Salgado saw the victim outside of her room in a hallway. He grabbed her and attempted to force her into his room. As he was unlocking his door, the victim was able to escape. As she walked away, Munoz-Salgado grabbed her by the hair and forced her into his room, where he sexually assaulted her.

The sentence is seven years for the sexual assault conviction and three years each for the aggravated battery and unlawful restrain convictions. The aggravated battery and unlawful restraint terms are to be served concurrent to one another, but consecutive to the sexual assault term.

In addition, Munoz-Salgado must register for life as a sex offender in accordance with the Illinois Sex Offender Registration Act.

Munoz-Salgado receives credit for at least 452 days served in the Kane County jail.

“Our thanks to the Elgin Police Department, in particular Detective Scott St. John, for their perseverance in investigating this case,” State’s Attorney Joe McMahon said in a release. “Their hard work produced strong video evidence and medical testimony that, along with the testimony of witnesses and trauma nurses, left little doubt as to Mr. Munoz-Salgado’s guilt.

“Thanks also to Kane County Assistant State’s Attorneys Christine Bayer and Pam Monaco, who prosecuted the case.”

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