A North Side public relations firm executive has been accused of raping two women he met on a dating website and then took out to bars in the Lincoln Park neighborhood.
Bond was set at $500,000 for Ignacio “Ian” Carrillo, 37, when he appeared in court on Friday on two counts of criminal sexual assault.
Carrillo, of the 2000 block of West Irving Park Road, was arrested Thursday after a 33-year-old Skokie woman identified him through his online dating profile as the man she says raped her during a date last week, according to a police report.
While in custody, Carrillo was linked to the 2009 rape of a 38-year-old west suburban woman, also during a date they had set up online, according to the report.
Prosecutors said that in the most recent incident, Carrillo met the victim for drinks on Sept. 3 at a bar in Lincoln Park. Afterwards, they went to a parking garage in the 2500 block of North Clark Street, where Carrillo pinned the victim against his Porsche convertible, lifted her dress and sexually assaulted her.
Carrillo then tried to drive the woman to a motel, but she insisted he take her home, Assistant State’s Attorney Denise Loiterstein said. After he dropped her off about a block away from her house, she called her sister and went to the hospital.
While Carrillo was being questioned in that attack, police discovered there “was a previously reported incident” involving a woman who reported being raped on Oct. 15, 2009, according to reports. How Carrillo was linked to that case was not immediately clear, but the scenario was similar to the September incident.
“They met at a bar and after a couple of drinks, (the victim) immediately felt disoriented,” Loiterstein said. “The defendant was holding her because she could not stand up straight.”
Carrillo took her to another bar and then to a motel at 601 W. Diversey Pkwy., where she “called and sent a text message to her sister saying she needed help and that she was not well,” Loiterstein said.
Carrillo threw the woman’s cell phone across the room and raped her, Loiterstein said. Sometime later, the victim’s sister got to the hotel room, saw Carrillo lying naked on the bed, and was able to grab her sister and run.
“Both victims identified the defendant through his profile photo on the dating website,” Loiterstein said. The website was not identified in court or in police records.
Carrillo’s court-appointed attorney said he is a U.S. Army veteran and current executive at Flowers Communications Group, a downtown public relations firm that specializes in multicultural markets.
Carrillo was promoted to vice president in July, according to a press release on the company’s website.
He has no criminal history.