Sheriff’s deputies rescued a woman who was kidnapped from her Mundelein home, assaulted and found in a locked barn Friday morning.
Lake County Sheriff’s Office Deputy Chief Christopher Covelli said a 41-year-old Mundelein woman was abducted by an ex-partner, identified as Claudio Gutierrez-Ocampo, 44, of the 200 block of Park Drive in Round Lake Beach.
A preliminary investigation shows the victim was at home sleeping at her Mundelein residence.
She was awoken when a suspect, identified by police as Gutierrez-Ocampo, unlawfully entered her home, went to her bedroom and started an argument with her.
Gutierrez-Ocampo forced the victim outside of the residence, battered her and forced her into his van, Covelli said.
The victim’s adult daughter woke up after hearing the commotion.
Gutierrez-Ocampo allegedly drove the victim to a property he owns in the 32800 block of Fairfield Road in unincorporated Mundelein.
He locked the victim into a makeshift bedroom inside of a barn on the property and forcefully removed the victim’s clothing, Covelli said.
When the victim’s daughter realized Gutierrez-Ocampo abducted her mother, she first thought to check the remote property on Fairfield Road that she knew was owned by Gutierrez-Ocampo.
She arrived and saw Gutierrez-Ocampo’s van at the property, went to the barn and tried to get in, but Gutierrez-Ocampo had the barn locked, Covelli said.
The victim’s daughter called 911 around 1:30 a.m. Friday and sheriff’s deputies responded.
Sheriff’s deputies were able to rescue the victim from the barn and place Gutierrez-Ocampo into custody, Covelli said.
The victim sustained non-life-threatening injuries from the incident.
Gutierrez-Ocampo was charged with two counts of kidnapping, two counts of home invasion, unlawful restraint and two counts of domestic battery. Additional charges are possible.
Gutierrez-Ocampo remains held in the Lake County Jail pending an initial court hearing Friday morning.