WOODSTOCK – An Algonquin man faces up to 30 years in prison after a jury convicted him Friday of rape.
Andrew Spanier, 58, was immediately taken into custody after being found guilty of aggravated criminal sexual assault and criminal sexual assault.
Police previously said that Spanier forced sex on a 45-year-old woman in October 2009. He ran a business in which he hired people to clean properties, and the victim had been looking for a job in housekeeping or child care.
McHenry County Assistant State's Attorney Patrick Kenneally said the the victim was "preyed upon, humiliated and ravaged" by Spanier.
"Think about when she cried out, 'How can I live with this?' " he told the jury.
Defense attorney Jessica Oefelein, however, said the sex was consensual. Oefelein pointed out that the woman waited 4 or 5 days to report the incident to police.
But Kenneally said the victim suffered bruises on her arms, back, and thighs that still appeared several days later. She didn't immediately report it because was completely beside herself and didn't know what to do, he said.
"[The victim] had just endured one of the worst experiences of her life," he said. "Two days later, she swallowed a bunch of pills trying to numb herself."
Sentencing is scheduled for June 29.