Student reports assault
Updated: February 11, 2013 10:47AM
A Concordia University Chicago student has been arrested after police say he sexually assaulted another student at his residence.
Marlin Vilius, 25, a Florida resident and Concordia student who lives on the 1600 block of 77th Avenue, was arrested at 4:30 p.m. Nov. 30 at the university’s River Forest campus. Elmwood Park Detective Sgt. Glenn Mieszala said prior to the arrest, officers were working with campus security to locate Vilius. Security guards escorted him to police, where he was arrested.
He has no prior arrests, according to police.
Mieszala said the alleged assault was reported to police Nov. 28 after a 19-year-old female Concordia student was reportedly advised by rape counselors to report the incident to police. Mieszala said Vilius had asked the 19-year-old, who attend the same class, to come over to his house the evening of Nov. 27 to work on a class project.
“Basically they were assigned a project for school and partnered up,” he said. “He asked the victim to come to his residence.”
Upon arrival, the woman found no one else in the house except Vilius, Mieszala said, and he “escorted her up with her up to his room, closed the door and had non-consensual inappropriate contact.”
Police said when Vilius was done he allegedly told the victim that he was going to a basketball game.
Police would not say the victim was raped, but the incident was serious enough that police move quickly to conduct an investigation. “After the report was taken we typed a search warrant for his home,” he said.
Mieszala said there was evidence found that helped them with their investigation, leading to Vilius’ arrest.
Elmwood Park Police Chief Frank Fagiano said his officers worked hard to make a solid case where the state’s attorney could sign off on so they could make the arrest and file charges. “I was very satisfied with the amount of time my officers put into this case,” he said.
Vilius’s bond was set at $300,000 bond. He is next due in court Dec. 5.