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Crime & Courts

Man accused of using woman's credit cards after assaults

McHENRY – A McHenry man has been charged after police said he sexually assaulted a woman twice in one night, then took her clothes and belongings, left her in a vacant house and used her credit card.

Antonio J. Sciara, 23, is charged with criminal sexual assault for the incident in July.

He initially was arrested on two counts of unlawful use of a credit card. He was arrested again Thursday after lab results came in and charges were approved by the McHenry County State's Attorney's Office, McHenry Police Sgt. Ryan Sciame said.

Sciara had met the 19-year-old victim at a party and offered her a ride to get cigarettes, Sciame said. The first assault happened in a wooded area and the second was in a home that Sciara knew was vacant, Sciame said.

Afterward, Sciara allegedly took her clothes and belongings, left her, and then used her credit card to take out $500 and buy gas.

Sciara also has a pending aggravated battery and mob action case, in which he is accused of kicking and punching a man in the face causing a skull fracture, orbital fracture, and various cuts and bruises.

Friday evening, he remained in custody at the McHenry County Jail with bond set at $80,000.

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