Cops: Teen sexually assualted at gunpoint by man she met online

2013-12-06T07:16:00Z 2013-12-06T22:41:05Z Cops: Teen sexually assualted at gunpoint by man she met onlineBy Lauri Harvey Keagle lauri.keagle@nwi.com, (219) 852-4311 nwitimes.com

A Chicago man was arrested and charged after allegedly sexually assaulting an 18-year-old woman he met online at gunpoint in a Chicago Heights forest preserve.

Karon Godbold, 35, was charged with aggravated criminal sexual assault and weapons violations, the Cook County Sheriff's office said.

An investigation by the Cook County Sheriff's and Forest Preserve police revealed at 1 p.m. Monday, the victim was with a man she knew as Maurice Jones. The pair met in person after previously chatting on the social media site Tagged.

Police said the man drove the woman to Sauk Trail Woods Forest Preserve in Chicago Heights where he parked his vehicle, allegedly put a gun to her head and forced her to have sex with him.

A tip led investigators to Godbold who was arrested in the 1200 block of Division Street in Chicago Heights. Police identified Godbold as the person who allegedly claimed to be Maurice Jones.

Officers also found him to be in possession of a gun.

Godbold was charged early Wednesday morning with one count of aggravated criminal sexual assault, one count of armed habitual criminal and one count of unlawful possession of a weapon by a felon.

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