Man strangled, sexually assaulted woman who picked him up from Cook County jail: prosecutors

CHICAGO — Prosecutors have charged a suburban man with attacking and sexually assaulting a woman hours after she picked him up from the Cook County jail when he was released on a pending case.

The 39-year-old woman picked Corey Tenorio up at the jail, and they drove to an Airbnb that she rented for them in the 3400 block of North Halsted in Boystown, prosecutors said.

While in the apartment Saturday, Tenorio choked the woman “multiple” times, rendering her unable to breathe, according to the state’s detention petition. He pinned her to the bed, forcefully removed her pants, and sexually assaulted her, prosecutors alleged.

Tenorio, 39, left the apartment but returned a short time later and kicked in the door, which was locked. Other residents of the building were in the hallway and saw him flee. They called 911.

Corey Tenorio | Chicago Police Department; Google

Tenorio returned while Chicago cops were at the scene, and they took him into custody, prosecutors said.

Chicago police initially said the victim did not know the man who attacked her. But court records show he was arrested on New Year’s Eve for a domestic battery charge involving the same woman. Their relationship is unknown.

Judge Susana Ortiz allowed Tenorio to go home on GPS with home confinement in the domestic case, but he remained jailed until last week on a separate pending incident involving trespassing and resisting police at a suburban hotel last summer.

He is charged with aggravated criminal sexual assault and aggravated domestic battery in connection with the new allegations. Judge Barbara Dawkins ordered him detained as a public safety threat.

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