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.