Eisenhower grad charged with rape near Aurora college
BY JENETTE STURGES AND ERIKA WURST Sun-Times Media October 5, 2012 4:24PM
Updated: November 8, 2012 12:03PM
An Eisenhower High School graduate is one of three men charged in the rape of a woman at an off-campus apartment at Aurora University.
Eric Stallworth Jr., 21, and two other men have been charged with criminal sexual assault as the result of an ongoing investigation into the August attack on a 25-year-old Joliet woman.
Also charged is Corderro A. Pollard, 22, and Shammrie M. Brown, 25.
Police said the men drank with the victim at a Naperville restaurant on Aug. 10. They all then went to the home Pollard and Stallworth share in Aurora. Pollard and Stallworth then had sex with the woman, who was too intoxicated to give consent, police said.
Brown did not have sex with the woman, police said, but he was present in the apartment at the time of the assault and made no attempt to stop it.
Pollard and Stallworth are both charged with three counts of felony criminal sexual assault. Brown is charged with one count of felony sexual assault.
According to court documents, Stallworth was taken into custody Tuesday at Aurora University. He was listed as a junior wide receiver on the university’s 2011 football roster, but has not been affiliated with the team during the current season.
According to the school’s website, he played four years of varsity football at Eisenhower and was a team captain his sophomore, junior and senior seasons. He also played one year of varsity basketball, the website said.
Aurora University officials said Friday that the university is cooperating with police in the investigation, but would not comment on whether any of the men are current or former students.
Pollard was listed as a junior defensive tackle on the university’s 2011 online football roster. He has no current affiliation with the team, either, university officials said.
According to a 2010 press release issued by the university, Brown was named the school’s Lincoln Academy of Illinois’ Student Laureate Award winner for 2010. The release said Brown was majoring in social work, served as president of the Black Student Association and was a student ambassador for the pre-college experience sponsored by the Quad County Urban League.
He is currently a part-time employee at the Urban League, where he works as a youth development coordinator, said Theodia Gillespie, president and CEO at the Urban League.
Gillespie said Friday the Urban League is “trying to sort it out,” and will not know whether Brown will be put on leave, “until we can get more details on what’s happening ... but he’s not working with anyone at this point.”
The investigation is ongoing and all three men are being held in the Kane County jail in lieu of $300,000 bail.