Police are asking victims to come forward after a 29-year-old man was arrested for sexually assaulting two women in Woodstock. Detectives believe he has sexually assaulted additional women.
Antione D. Truesdell, 29, of the 500 block of Central Parkway in Woodstock, was charged with criminal sexual assault by force, criminal sexual abuse by force, and battery causing bodily harm.
A criminal complaint filed in McHenry County court alleges Truesdell fondled a woman and attempted to force her to perform oral sex on him.
The woman repeatedly told him “no” and tried to push him away multiple times, the complaint said, adding that the incident took place on January 13.
A separate criminal complaint alleges that Truesdell assaulted another woman the following day on January 14.
He forcibly touched and licked the woman’s breasts despite the woman telling him to stop, the complaint said. Truesdell then began to sexually penetrate the woman for approximately five minutes.
It is unclear if Truesdell knew either of the victims. Police have not released any details publicly regarding the incidents.
A warrant was issued for both cases on January 14 and patrol officers arrested the man on January 26 while conducting surveillance on him.
Woodstock Police Chief John Lieb said on Friday that his department investigated several criminal sexual assault allegations by different victims during the latter half of 2020 and the beginning of 2021.
The incidents all involved the same offender — Truesdell. “Despite an arrest being made, this is still an ongoing investigation. The Woodstock Police Department has reason to believe there are additional victims that have yet to be identified,” Lieb said.
Anyone who has been victimized by Truesdell or knows someone who has — even if it occurred outside of Woodstock — is asked to contact the Woodstock Police Department’s Investigations Division at 815-338-2131.
A judge set Truesdell’s bond at $90,000 for the two sex crime cases but jail records show he is now being held without bond due to separate cases.
A preliminary hearing is scheduled for February 11.