A jury convicted a man who prosecutors said attempted to sexually assault his former female co-worker after she fell asleep in her apartment in Woodstock.
Daniel Cuevas, 38, of Hoffman Estates, was charged in May 2021 with criminal sexual abuse.
A grand jury later indicted Cuevas on charges of attempted criminal sexual assault, attempted criminal sexual abuse and battery.
A female victim went to the Woodstock Police Department on the morning of May 13, 2021, to report an incident involving Cuevas.
Prosecutors said the woman had woken up that morning to find Cuevas, who was a former co-worker, next to her in her bed touching her.
Cuevas had come over to the woman’s apartment for drinks and to hang out the prior evening.
Prosecutors said the victim offered for Cuevas to sober up on her couch to avoid driving home drunk.
The woman went to her bedroom and fell asleep. She woke up a few hours later to find Cuevas next to her in her bed, prosecutors said.
The victim’s pants and underwear had been removed and Cuevas was touching her with his hand, prosecutors said.
Prosecutors said Cuevas then touched her shortly after with his penis in an attempt to sexually assault her.
The case was investigated by the Woodstock Police Department, which obtained an arrest warrant for Cuevas in May 2021.
A jury trial began last week and the jury returned guilty verdicts for the charges of attempted criminal sexual assault, a Class 2 felony, and attempted criminal sexual abuse, a Class A misdemeanor.
McHenry County Judge Tiffany Davis revoked Cuevas’ bond following the verdict and remanded him to the McHenry County Jail.
A sentencing hearing is scheduled for November 1.