A North Side man is accused of raping a woman he met on a dating app in May while he was on bail for allegedly committing an identical crime against another woman last year.
Christian Valcich, 29, posted a deposit bond of $3,000 to get out of jail after a woman accused him of choking and sexually assaulting her during a Tinder meet-up in February 2019.
Now, he’s accused of raping another woman that he met via Tinder this spring.
Appearing in bond court on Wednesday afternoon, Assistant State’s Attorney James Murphy conveyed chilling allegations of repeated sexual assaults on the second woman after she met Valcich for the first time.
The victim, age 27, told police she met Valcich on Tinder about a week before they got together in person at his apartment around 5 p.m. on May 11.
Murphy said the woman drove to Valcich’s home, and the two drank a beer in his kitchen for about 45 minutes before they moved to the living room and talked for another half hour or so.
Valcich began aggressively kissing the woman and sexually assaulted her as she repeatedly told him, “no,” according to Murphy. The prosecutor then provided explicit details of an extended assault that the woman said took place in Valcich’s living room.
The woman repeatedly told Valcich that the attack was painful, but Valcich forced her to have sex two more times, Murphy said. Valcich called the woman derogatory names and applied force to the woman’s neck, according to allegations that Murphy presented to Judge David Navarro on Wednesday.
She said she repeatedly told Valcich to stop. Despite her pleas, Valcich continued and ejaculated twice without wearing a condom, according to Murphy.
Valcich “joked that he had impregnated the victim,” Murphy said.
After crying and cleaning herself in Valcich’s bathroom, the woman left and called her ex-boyfriend to talk about what happened, according to Murphy. She reported the alleged incident to a rape hotline the next day and sought treatment at Swedish Covenant Hospital.
Prosecutors charged Valcich with criminal sexual assault by force. He is still facing an aggravated criminal sexual assault by force case in connection with the allegations made by the other woman.
Valcich works as a brewer, according to his attorney, who disputed the state’s allegations said the victim was intoxicated.
Judge Navarro ordered Valcich held without bail for violating the terms of his bond in the pending sexual assault case.
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