A 31-year-old St. Charles man has been charged with aggravated criminal sexual assault after police were able to trace a cell phone call from the victim during the attack.
Michael J. Listy, 31, 1015 S. Second St., was charged with six counts of criminal sexual assault and six counts of aggravated criminal sexual assault at 3:20 a.m. Nov. 17.
St. Charles Police officers and TriCom dispatchers traced an open line cell phone call after the victim dialed “911” during the attack.
Police said they responded to a dispatch of a sexual assault in progress on the 1000 block of South Second Street. Officers made contact with Listy at his house where the assault was happening.
It is alleged that Listy assaulted his female baby-sitter, who was transported to Delnor Hospital to be treated for non-life threatening injuries after the attack. Listy was taken into custody without incident.
St. Charles Police Spokesman Paul McCurtain said Listy’s bail was set at $500,000 at a Thursday bond call hearing in front of Associate Judge James Hallock. He said the baby-sitter, who was 24-years-old, kept her cell phone line open during the assault and TriCom dispatch was able to trace where they were with their “enhanced 911 system.”
“It’s just outstanding that the victim had the presence of mind to dial 911 on her cell phone and keep that open line,” McCurtain said, adding that this is fairly new technology which has come in very useful.
McCurtain said there was a 10-month-old child in the house, but the child did not witness the assault. He would not get into what happened during the assault
After the Kane County State’s Attorney’s office heard about the attack, Listy was given a total of 12 counts of criminal sexual assault and aggravated sexual assault.
Listy will have a preliminary hearing at 9 a.m. Dec. 9 in courtroom 311 in front of Associate Judge Allen M. Anderson. According to the Kane County Sheriff’s Web site, he is still in custody as of Thursday afternoon.
The Kane County State’s Attorney’s office said that if Listy posts bond, he must have no contact with the victim and cannot be within 150 feet of her residence.