Fourth person charged with kidnapping, torturing Elgin woman

Gino Moraca | Elgin police

A fourth person has been charged with kidnapping and torturing a woman in Elgin last month, while a fifth suspect is still being sought.

Gino Moraca, 24, of the 300 block of Raymond Street in Elgin, was arrested Sunday night and charged with felony counts of unlawful restraint and obstructing justice/destroying evidence, according to a statement from Elgin police. He was ordered held on a $5,000 bond Monday.

An arrest warrant was also issued for 18-year-old Luis M. Palomar of the 0-100 block of Clark Avenue in Lake in the Hills, police said. He is charged with home invasion, aggravated kidnapping, and two counts of aggravated battery, police said.

Police responded to a call of a woman being held against her will around 6:55 a.m. Feb. 27 in the 300 block of Raymond Street, where they found an injured 19-year-old woman, police said. She was taken to a hospital for treatment.

The woman told police she had been in a residence in the 500 block of Levine Court with her ex-boyfriend when four females entered and, with the help of her ex, forcibly removed her from the residence, police said.

They put her in a car and started beating her, and then drove her to the 300 block of Raymond Street, where they continued to beat her and hold her against her will, police said.

The victim was able to identify 19-year-old Megan Lino as one of the suspects after the attack, police said.

Lino, a Carpentersville resident, was charged with home invasion, aggravated kidnapping inflicting great bodily harm, aggravated battery with a caustic substance and aggravated battery involving torture, police said.

A second suspect, Ruby Gomez, 20, was charged with home invasion, aggravated kidnapping inflicting great bodily harm, aggravated battery with a caustic substance and aggravated battery involving torture, police said.

A third suspect, Kassandra Delgado, 20, of the 500 block of Levine Court, was charged with home invasion, aggravated kidnapping inflicting great bodily harm, aggravated battery with a caustic substance, and aggravated battery involving torture, all felonies, according to police.

All three women are being held at the Kane County Jail.

Anyone with information should call the police Major Investigations Division at (847) 289-2600 or anonymously at (847) 695-2600.

(Source: Sun-Times Media Wire - Copyright Chicago Sun-Times 2016.)
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