Jury Convicts Defendant in Craigslist Rape Case
Charles R. Oliver of Woodstock is accused of raping eight women, many of them prostitutes, who responded to his online ads for sex. His attorney is seeking separate trials for each case.
Oliver was convicted Friday of raping a 22-year-old Chicago woman he agreed to pay $200 for sex. Prosecutors contended the 45-year-old Oliver pushed the woman to the floor in his locked basement laundry room Nov. 6, 2012, before videotaping them having sex in his bedroom. Defense attorneys argued the sex was consensual.
Although the woman went to authorities the next day, Oliver wasn't arrested until January 2013 after he solicited a Huntley woman to come to his house for sex.
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