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Woodstock man suspected of sexual assault faces new charges

WOODSTOCK – A man accused of sexually assaulting two women he met through Craigslist faces additional charges after authorities identified more victims, according to the Woodstock Police Department.

Charles R. Oliver, of 407 W. Greenwood Ave., Woodstock, was arrested late last month and charged with two counts of criminal sexual assault and two counts of unlawful restraint. He was charged Sunday with three additional counts of criminal sexual assault, three counts of unlawful restraint and one count of harassment of a witness.

Police said the 44-year-old arranged meetings with two women after he initiated contact with them on Craigslist.

Three other victims were identified through the course of the ongoing investigation, police said.

McHenry County Sheriff’s Office deputies and members of the U.S. Marshall’s Fugitive Apprehension Unit arrested Oliver in Chicago on Sunday.

Oliver is currently being held at the McHenry County Jail on a $300,000 bond.

Police said they believe there may be more victims. Anyone with information related to the investigation is encouraged to call Woodstock police at 815-338-2131.

— Lawerence Synett

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