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Stickney man charged with battery, sexual assault

Giovanni Casterj/ Phofrom Cook County Sheriff's police

Giovanni Casterjon / Photo from Cook County Sheriff's police

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Updated: March 21, 2013 5:16PM

A Stickney Township man accused of physically and sexually assaulting a woman he knew was ordered held on $500,000 bond Thursday.

Giovanni Casterjon, 22, was charged with one count of aggravated criminal sexual assault and one count of aggravated domestic battery, the Cook County Sheriff’s police said. His bond hearing was Thursday in the Bridgeview courthouse.

Casterjon allegedly forced the woman into his car March 15 and then drove to his home in the 7000 block of West 71st Street in Stickney Township, police said. After parking near his home, he allegedly punched her in the head, bit her arm and jammed his thumb into one of her eye sockets.

Casterjon took her cell phone and shoes, then forced her inside the house, police said. He continued to beat and strangle her, then forcing her to perform sexual acts.

Casterjon forced her to stay in the home for two days until her bruises went down, police said. After two days, she persuaded Casterjon to return her phone and shoes. While he was out of the house, she called a friend to pick her up and then reported Casterjon to Bridgeview police.

Chicago Police took him into custody March 19 during a traffic stop while he was driving the victim’s stolen car.

His next court date is April 15.

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