Man sexually assaulted two women who invited him to Gold Coast apartment, prosecutors say

Valando Dixon | CPD

An Evanston man sexually assaulted two women as they slept in a Gold Coast apartment after he joined them there following a night out, prosecutors said.

Police arrested 33-year-old Valando Dixon when he walked out of a neighboring building as evidence technicians were wrapping up their work at the crime scene.

The women, ages 34 and 31, called police to the older woman’s apartment building on the 1500 block of North Dearborn on the morning of Nov. 3.

The 34-year-old told police that she awoke as Dixon sexually assaulted her. She pushed Dixon away and told him to stop, according to a CPD report.

Dixon then went to where the 31-year-old woman was sleeping and sexually assaulted her, prosecutors said. The woman said she then kicked Dixon out of the apartment.

He took his pants, shoes, a Northwestern University hat, and a Northwestern letterman jacket with him, but he left a shirt and phone behind, police said.

The women told each other what happened to them, then each immediately made outcries to others, and contacted police, according to the narrative of a search warrant that officers later filed.

As an evidence technician finished processing the apartment, officers saw a man wearing a Northwestern University hat and a Northwestern letterman jacket walk out of a building directly next door.

Officers stopped the man for an interview. Police said he identified himself as “Antonio” and he claimed that he was staying with a man named “Tone.” But they arrested the man for obstruction of identification after he gave them an ID bearing his real name: Valando Dixon, officers said.

Police said Dixon had two business cards that bore one of the alleged victim’s phone numbers as well as the phone number of a man who reportedly saw him with the two women earlier in the night, according to allegations filed in court.

Dixon allegedly refused to comply with a judge’s order for the collection of DNA.

Prosecutors charged him with two counts of felony criminal sexual assault and obstructing identification. Judge David Navarro ordered him held without bail. Dixon is also being held without bail for violating the terms of a bail bond he received for a simple assault charge in October, according to court records.

Both women were treated and released from Northwestern Memorial Hospital.

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