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Man who assaulted and robbed student gets 101-year prison sentence – Shaw Local

A Kentucky man charged with the 2019 kidnapping, sexual assault with a weapon and robbery of a college student who was home on spring break was sentenced to 101 years in prison on Tuesday.

Justin Dalcollo, 37, with a last known address in Nicholasville, Ky., has been charged with six counts of aggravated felony sexual assault, one count of armed robbery, one count of aggravated kidnapping and two counts of unlawful use of a weapon by a felon, according to a press release from the DuPage County State’s Attorney’s Office.

On December 13, after a five-day trial and approximately two hours of deliberation, a jury found Dalcollo guilty of the charges.

On March 22, 2019, at approximately 3:30 p.m., the victim was getting into her car in the parking lot of Bloomingdale Court shopping center on Army Trail Road when Dalcollo approached her and forced her way into her car under the threat of a weapon. mentioned.

Dalcollo ordered the woman to go to a bank in Glendale Heights and forced her to withdraw $300 from her debit card. He then forced her to drive to numerous locations in Hanover Park and Bartlett, eventually parking the car in a Grand Victoria Casino parking lot in Elgin where Dalcollo sexually assaulted her, the statement said.

Following the sexual assault, Dalcollo ordered the victim to go to a convenience store in Elgin and accompany her inside. He then ordered the woman to call a taxi for him from her mobile phone and drive him to Elgin station, where the taxi picked him up. The victim then went to the hospital where she reported the sexual assault.

An investigation by Bloomingdale’s police, with the help of other agencies, led to Dalcollo, who was arrested the next day in Chicago. On March 25, 2019, Dalcollo appeared in DuPage County Court, where Judge George Bakalis denied bail. He has been held in the DuPage County Jail since then.

“For the victim in this case, a relaxing and enjoyable spring break spent at home with family and friends came to an abrupt end on March 22, 2019, when Justin Dalcollo kidnapped her at gunpoint and killed her. ‘sexually assaulted,’ DuPage County State’s Attorney Robert said. Berlin said in the statement. “While memories of that horrible day may fade with time, time cannot erase what happened. The victim and the entire community have been wronged by the heinous behavior of this defendant and are demanding justice. “With this young woman’s incredible courage to confront Mr. Dalcollo face-to-face and her refusal to become a silent victim, justice has been served. He has most certainly earned every year of his 101-year sentence.”

“This survivor has come a long way to get to this day,” Kane County Assistant District Attorney Lori Schmidt said in the statement. “Her bravery throughout this nightmare has been nothing short of remarkable and her strength has been an inspiration. I am relieved for her and her family that this part is finally over and she can continue to heal. hope she feels justice has been served. I’m sure there were times when she must have wondered if she would ever learn that this violent criminal has been sent to prison for a very long time.

“The cooperation of the various police departments and the prosecution by the Kane County and DuPage County State’s Attorney’s Office have helped bring this defendant to justice,” the county’s state attorney added. of Kane, Jamie Mosser, in the release. “Today’s prison sentence will protect our community from someone who chose his actions. Hopefully it will bring some relief to the victim who not only had to testify against him, but had to be questioned by him because he represented himself.

Dalcollo will have to serve 85% of his sentence before being eligible for parole.