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Man charged with alleged rape of 6th woman

WOODSTOCK (AP) — A northern Illinois man is charged in the alleged rape of a sixth woman he met online.

The (Crystal Lake) Northwest Herald reports (http://tinyurl.com/o4teqdq ) that McHenry County prosecutors filed new charges Tuesday against 45-year-old Charles R. Oliver of Woodstock.

They claim Oliver raped the woman in November 2012 after meeting her through an online escort service. They say he tied her up, pushed her down the stairs and forced her to have sex. She reported the alleged assault to Loves Park police.

Oliver allegedly threatened the woman's mother on Facebook afterward.

Oliver's attorney questions the woman's claims, saying she came forward after a "media blitz."

Authorities say the alleged assault was similar to five others for which Oliver already faced rape and kidnapping charges.

He's held on $3.5 million bond.

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Information from: The Northwest Herald, http://www.nwherald.com

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