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. 

Courtney April 23, 2013 at 02:32 PM
Very disturbing! Hopefully they beat the &@$!!! Out of him in jail!!
Jachooz April 23, 2013 at 02:38 PM
I know that it is completely wrong for him to rape her and that no one deserves that or should go through that. If she had a restraining order on him and he started texting and hassling her (even if he pretended to want to pay her) she should have gone straight to the police- otherwise why bother with the restraining order?
Jay Cook April 23, 2013 at 10:14 PM
Rapists get about the only "eye for an eye crime/punishment" that we have left; he will get "his" when he hits the IDOC. Rapists & molesters are the scorn of the prison system. How could he do that to a woman he once loved/married/cared for=sicko.
FCalum2004 April 24, 2013 at 04:15 AM
I know this kid. I grew up with him. He has always been a spoiled kid who comes from money and gets away with anything he wants. He let oxy's take over who he really could have been. Hopefully his parents wont bail him out again and let him actually sit there and sober up and reflect on who he has become. People like this need to learn a lesson for once. This story is so sad. His girlfriend is amazing too, one of the sweetest, but obviously naive girl I know. She should have taken the police with that night, that was a mistake...but his mistake is unimagineable. My heart goes out to her and her family as they deal with this loss of money and tragic event. That money is what was keeping them from being evicted because of his addictions. My heart also goes out to his family because they truly never think he does anything wrong.
jono100 April 24, 2013 at 12:35 PM
Anonymous May 09, 2013 at 07:19 PM
Unfortunately, I knew him too. And sadly, I'd be willing to bet money that his parents bail him out and claim the young lady is lying and he is innocent.
Anonymous9 May 22, 2013 at 09:35 AM
Anonymous, can you even believe growing up with that a spoiled Jon Jon fox would turn out to be a criminal? Why is his parents so blind? If you think back he was pulling stunts since we were all in middle school, than high school, than FC...his parents always clean his slate, pay his bills, than he starts all over again. He needs to fall on his face and sadly his parents need to open their eyes and minds and stop supporting his actions, look Where it has gotten him and them as well. Jonathan fox is a professional schemer, liar, manipulator, charmer, and con artist. This is someone who has the balls to repeatively call in his own prescriptions and pick them up, even after serving time for the same crime in Florida. He learns nothing because he doesn't 'have to', this Is all just so sick :(
Sommer Klein May 22, 2013 at 04:18 PM
Anonymous9 you mean *then, not than. You all should be ashamed of yourselves. You'd think fc students and members of the CoC would be concerned for him out of love. Instead, your comments are full of arrogance and hatred. Whatever happened to loving your enemies? Typical FC Kids. If you know him so well then you'd know he has underlying issues that need to be treated. How about we pray that both he and the "victim" get the help they need? Stop acting like self righteous peices of crap who have never done anything wrong.
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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