Woman Assaulted at Moline Hotel, Suspect Arrested


A 47 year old woman staying at a Moline Hotel was sexually assaulted and narrowly escaped further injuries in an assault that occurred early in the morning of November 4th. According to information provided by the Moline Police Department, the victim indicated that a man forced his way into her hotel room just before 4 Am on November 4th carrying a knife and sexually assaulted her. The suspect then attempted to take the victim from the room to another room in the hotel at which time she was able to escape and call for help. Both the victim and the assailant were staying at Oyo Hotel in the 1100 Block of 19th Street in Moline at the time.

When Police arrived the suspect had fled the scene. Thankfully, investigators located the suspect near the 1800 Block of 20th Avenue. Police have identified the assailant as 47 year old Jerimie Treacy of Fort Lauderdale, Florida. A subsequent investigation revealed that Treacy was on the run from Florida and the United States Marshall Service as he was wanted for arrest for Failing to Register as a Sex Offender. The Rock Island State’s Attorney has charged Treacy with with six counts of Aggravated Criminal Sexual Assault, Aggravated Kidnapping, Home Invasion, and Armed Robbery. All nine counts are Class X felonies. Treacy is currently being held in the Rock Island County Jail on a $10,000,000 bond.

In a statement to the media, Moline Police Chief Darren Gault said: “This is a terrifying incident. At this time, we believe this incident was a random attack and Treacy had no prior contact with the victim. The Moline Police officers apprehended Treacy quickly and no other citizens were in danger. We will be working with the US Marshals and Florida authorities to determine why Treacy was in our community. The case is still under investigation as we work to bring answers and justice to this victim,” said Chief Darren Gault.

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