David Iwaniw- Illinois- 2014 Oct 14, 2015 6:51:08 GMT -5
Post by Scumhunter on Oct 14, 2015 6:51:08 GMT -5
(Above photo credit: Coles County (Illinois) Sheriff's Office website)
Fugitive Profile as of October 14th, 2015: (based on Coles County Sheriff's Office website)
Weight: 145 lbs
Who to call if you've seen him: Coles County (Illinois) Crime Stoppers at (866)-345-8488
CHARLESTON -- A former Charleston police officer accused of sexually assaulting a teenage girl didn't appear for a scheduled court hearing in his case Monday.
An arrest warrant was issued for David N. Iwaniw, who was free on bond in the case in which he's also charged with making a video recording of his sexual encounter with the girl on Feb. 19, 2013, when she was 17.
Iwaniw, 35, for whom court records currently list an address in Bloomington, also didn't appear at his case's previous hearing on June 30 but records presented in court Monday indicated that he received notice of when his next hearing was scheduled.
The charges against Iwaniw accuse him of forcing the girl into intercourse while in a "position of authority," that of a police officer, at his residence at time on 11 Street in Charleston.
The girl also claimed he threatened to harm her if she reported the incident and made her claim on the recording that she was 18 years old and that the sex was consensual, according to records in his case.
According to Charleston Police Department officials, Iwaniw resigned as a police officer after his arrest.
In court Monday, Coles County Circuit Judge James Glenn granted a prosecution request for an arrest warrant for Iwaniw and set bond at a level that would require him to post $25,000 to released from jail.
Glenn also scheduled a hearing for Aug. 27 to decide if the earlier bond Iwaniw posted will be forfeited. Iwaniw posted $15,000 when he was first charged.
Also Monday, Glenn granted a motion from attorney Tyler Weaver to withdraw from representing Iwaniw. Lorinda Lamken of the Illinois Appellate Prosecutor’s Office is prosecuting the case.
The charges against Iwaniw are criminal sexual assault and child pornography. Each of those offenses requires prison time with a conviction with a sentencing range of four to 15 years.
Also, the girl Iwaniw is accused of assaulting recently filed a lawsuit against Iwaniw and the City of Charleston in connection with the incident. There are no hearings yet scheduled in that case.
The Illinois Appellate Prosecutor’s Office is handling the criminal case at the request of Coles County State’s Attorney Brian Bower, who said he asked the office to do so because of his time as Charleston city attorney before his election as state’s attorney last year.
Illinois State Police investigated the case at request of Charleston police.
www.co.coles.il.us/sheriff/topTen.html#topTen (scroll down or ctrl + f to search for Iwaniw)
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