Man Raped Ex in Motel Restroom, Police Say

The suspect persuaded the Plainfield woman, 32, to meet him in the Fairfield Inn lobby by telling her he wanted to repay her money he'd borrowed, Joliet police said.

A former Plainfield resident who allegedly lured a former girlfriend to a Joliet motel on the pretext of paying back money he owed her only to rape her in a public rest room was arrested Saturday night, Joliet police said.

Jonathan M. Fox, 25, of 1102 Theresa Arbor Drive in Tampa, Florida, contacted the Plainfield woman by text several times in an effort to persuade her to meet him at the Fairfield Inn, 3239 Norman Ave., not far from the Louis Joliet Mall, Cmdr. Al Roechner said.

The 32-year-old woman had a restraining order filed against Fox but agreed to meet him in the motel lobby at 6 p.m., Roechner said. While waiting, the woman decided to use the public rest room only to be followed in by Fox, who proceeded to throw her to the floor and sexually assault her, he said.

The woman told police she screamed and told Fox she would call the police, but he only taunted her and urged her to do so, Roechner said.

After he let her go, the woman drove herself to Edward Plainfield Medical Campus ER, where police were notified.

The victim, whose name is not being released by Patch, said she knew that to meet Fox would be in violation of the order of protection she filed but that Fox told her he would be accompanied by his mother, they would meet in a public place and that he wanted to repay some of the more than $8,000 he owed her, she said.

After the assault, she said, Fox was confident she wouldn't report the attack because he told her she would be arrested for violating the terms of the restraining order by agreeing to meet him. And, initially, it almost did dissuade her from reporting him, until she decided he should not be allowed to get away with the crime, she said.

Fox was arrested at about 11:30 p.m. Saturday in his room at the Comfort Inn, 3235 Norman Road, located next to the Fairfield Inn, Roechner said. The police knew where to find him because the victim saw him walk to the motel and use a key card to get in, the victim said.

Fox was charged with criminal sexual assault/force and violation of an order of protection. He is being held in the Will County jail in lieu of $100,000 bond.

According to jail records, Fox's criminal past includes arrests for a felony retail theft charge in January 2012 for obtaining an illegal substance by fraud in January 2013 and for domestic battery in September 2012. 

Sommer Klein May 22, 2013 at 06:33 PM
Oh, and for your benefit allow me to inform you that "repeatively" is not a word. It is *repeatedly. I'd hate for you to go around using a made up word. People might think an fc education is less than high quality ;) And I can tell that the anonymous posters on here (including fcAlum2004) must be very concerned with what people think. Otherwise, why hide your identity?
Sommer Klein May 22, 2013 at 09:34 PM
Oh and one more thing. Did any of you who "grew up" with Jon ever reach out to help him? Befriend him in hopes of being a positive influence? Say a prayer for him? I doubt it. And unless you've raised perfect children who never make mistakes, keep your opinions of his parents to yourselves.
Lol May 24, 2013 at 11:34 PM
http://plainfield.patch.com/articles/police-blotter-fender-bender-leads-to-drug-arrest-for-plainfield-man#comment_7329522 In case 'sommer Klein' wanted to post comments there as well. Jonathan and the victim are both stupid for different reasons. I'm over hearing about his drama. He is the only person that actually thinks he is above the law, I'm embarrassed he is a former FC student and I truly feel sorry for his brothers and family.
Sommer Klein May 25, 2013 at 04:00 AM
@lol- it is me, and I meant what I said. Message me on facebook and i will verify my identity. Yeah, they both have a world of problems, especially Jon. But being a condescending jerk and talking down his parents isn't going to help anyone. It is sad that "Christians" take that approach.
Jimmy B May 27, 2013 at 07:35 PM
"Jonathan and the victim are both stupid for different reasons." Jonathan and the accuser, you mean.


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