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EC man accused of sexual assault

An East Chicago man has been charged with having sex with a woman who was an overnight guest of his female roommate.

Jose Hipolito Rojas Mendoza, 36, of the 500 block of West 151st Street, is charged with criminal deviate conduct, sexual battery and battery in the jan. 25 incident.

Prosecutors said the two women had been drinking with co-workers at some bars in Chicago before arriving at the apartment about 5 a.m., where they drank some more beer and went to bed, at some point ending up in Mendoza’s bed.

The roommate awoke to find Mendoza, who also goes by the name Jose Rojas, performing oral sex on the woman, who appeared to be asleep, and confronted him, according to prosecutors.

Ruth Ann Krause



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