Published January 13, 2015
A police sergeant accused of raping four women since 2002 has been charged 35 counts, including multiple attacks on three of his victims, in a grand jury indictment unsealed Thursday.
Sgt. Jeff Pelo, 41, had already been charged with sexually assaulting the four women and has pleaded no guilty. The McLean County grand jury indictment added nearly 30 new charges.
Pelo also is charged with home invasion and aggravated unlawful restraint in two of the alleged rapes. The charges allege he was armed with a gun or knife in those attacks. He faces intimidation charges in one attack because he allegedly threatened to harm the woman's family if she contacted police.
Pelo's attorney said Thursday that his client will plead not guilty to the latest allegations.