No Bail For Man Accused Of Kidnapping, Sexually Assaulting Student In Bloomingdale

Bernie Tafoya
March 25, 2019 - 2:24 pm
Justin Dalcollo

DuPage County State’s Attorney’s Office


CHICAGO (WBBM NEWSRADIO) -- A 34-year-old sex offender escapee from Ohio is being held on “no bond” in DuPage County after allegedly kidnapping, robbing and raping a young woman on Friday afternoon.

"Our fear was this guy was going to do harm to others. We wanted to catch him as soon as possible," said Bloomingdale Public Safety Director Frank Giammarese on the arrest Saturday of Justin Dalcallo.

The arrest came a day after DuPage County State’s Attorney Robert Berlin said Dalcallo allegedly terrorized a a 21-year-old college student, home on spring break. Berlin said the woman was leaving the Bloomingdale Court Mall around 3:30 p.m. Friday afternoon when Dalcallo allegedly approached her with a gun in his hand and forced her into her car.

Berlin said Dalcallo had the woman drive a number of places, including to a bank in Glendale Heights where he forced her to withdraw money, numerous locations in Hanover Park and Bartlett and the parking lot of the Grand Victoria Casino in Elgin where he allegedly raped her.

Dalcallo then allegedly had the victim drive to a convenience store in Elgin and, using her phone, called for a cab which Berlin said picked him up at the train station.

The woman called her family and then went to the hospital to be treated.

Law enforcement is commending the young woman. Bloomingdale Director of Public Safety Frank Giammarese said that, "to see a random act of violence like this is horrific and to see this stoic young lady who is a tremendous witness for us, who went through a horrible situation, it’s gratifying for all of us in law enforcement to bring this person to justice.

"The fact the victim was abducted in a public parking lot in broad daylight is incredibly aggravating."

Kane County State's Attorney Joseph McMahon
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Kane County State's Attorney Joseph McMahon said that, "Although the alleged facts of this case are brutal and horrifying. They’re alarming. Acts of violent crimes, random acts of violence are extremely rare in the suburban area of Kane and DuPage County." But he said, when they happen, law enforcement will combine its resources, as it did in this case, to bring "justice to victims."

The DuPage County Major Crimes Task Force and Chicago Police arrested Dalcallo on Saturday near the Target store around Roosevelt and Clark in Chicago.

State's Attorney Berlin said Dalcallo had been on parole in Ohio for failing to register as a sex offender. He is alleged to have cut off his electronic ankle monitor, taken a bus to Chicago and then a cab to the western suburbs where he had roots.

Berlin said a gun found on Dalcallo had been the one described by the victim and had been taken in an Ohio burglary Dalcallo was a suspect in.

Justin Dalcollo, 34, appeared in court Monday morning. He was charged with one count of aggravated kidnapping, one count of armed robbery and one count of aggravated criminal sexual assault.

He is scheduled for arraignment in DuPage County Court on April 12.