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Bond Set at $350,000 for Bensenville Man Charged with Sexual Assault of Brother-in-Law
WHEATON – DuPage County State’s Attorney Robert Berlin announced today that bond has been set for a Bensenville man accused of sexually assaulting his 60 year-old, mentally handicapped brother-in-law. John Cegielski, 76 (d.o.b. 2/1/1939) of Marshall Road, appeared in Bond Court this morning where Judge Richard Russo set bond at $350,000 with 10% to apply. Cegielski is facing one count of Criminal Sexual Assault, a Class 1 Felony.
Cegielski shares a home with several family members, one of whom requires the assistance of an in-house nurse. It is alleged that on December 29, 2015, at approximately 9:30 a.m., the nurse went to the basement of the home where she found Cegielski sexually assaulting his victim. The nurse immediately contacted authorities. An investigation led by the Bensenville Police Department resulted in the arrest of Cegielski that same day.
“Sexual crimes are, by their very nature, some of the worst crimes, with perpetrators leaving their victims to suffer not only at the time of the assault but possibly for years to come,” commented Berlin. “It is alleged that this defendant, a trusted family member, committed this horrific act just to satisfy his own sick sexual desires. What I find particularly disturbing in this case is that the victim, who is severely handicapped, was unable fend off the alleged assault. I would like to thank the Bensenville Police Department for their work on this very disturbing case. I would also like to thank Assistant State’s Attorney Bethany Jackson for her efforts.”
Cegielski’s next court appearance is scheduled for January 11, 2016, in front of Judge Liam Brennan.