Pros­e­cu­tors: Man fac­ing sex as­sault charge told room­mates he raped 6 oth­ers

Chicago Sun-Times - - TOP NEWS - BY MATTHEW HEN­DRICK­SON, DIG­I­TAL CON­TENT PRO­DUCER mhen­drick­[email protected]­ @MHen­drick­sonCST

A man ac­cused of sex­u­ally as­sault­ing a woman he was dat­ing last year later told sev­eral peo­ple, in­clud­ing his room­mates, that he had raped her and six other women, pros­e­cu­tors say.

Isaac Wolf Yam­pol­sky, 23, sex­u­ally as­saulted a 21-year-old woman at her Chicago apart­ment Nov. 17, and then called his ex-girl­friend to tell her about that at­tack and six oth­ers, Cook County pros­e­cu­tors said dur­ing Yam­pol­sky’s bail hear­ing Fri­day at the Leighton Crim­i­nal Court Build­ing.

Yam­pol­sky also later told two room­mates that he sex­u­ally as­saulted the 21-year-old, say­ing it was vi­o­lent and that he “should be locked up,” As­sis­tant State’s At­tor­ney Nancee Hofheimer said in court. He al­legedly ad­mit­ted to six other sex­ual as­saults to his room­mates.

Yam­pol­sky also called “an­other young woman” and told her he had “re­lapsed” and sex­u­ally as­saulted some­one, Hofheimer said.

The 21-year-old woman con­tacted po­lice nine days after the al­leged at­tack, and Yam­pol­sky turned him­self in Thurs­day.

Pros­e­cu­tors have charged Yam­pol­sky with a felony count of ag­gra­vated sex­ual as­sault in the Novem­ber in­ci­dent, but Hofheimer said ad­di­tional charges may be brought against Yam­pol­sky pend­ing an on­go­ing in­ves­ti­ga­tion by Chicago po­lice.

Yam­pol­sky, of Re­ston, Vir­ginia, is a grad­u­ate of North­west­ern Uni­ver­sity, where he was in­volved with many char­i­ta­ble pur­suits, in­clud­ing work­ing reg­u­larly at a soup kitchen and chair­ing a com­mu­nity out­reach com­mit­tee for his fra­ter­nity, his at­tor­ney An­drew Weis­berg said. Yam­pol­sky has never been ar­rested be­fore.

Weis­berg said Yam­pol­sky re­turned to Vir­ginia after the al­leged in­ci­dent, but vol­un­tar­ily re­turned to Cook County when he learned he might face charges in the in­ci­dent, even though his at­tor­ney told him that he was not charged yet and didn’t have to.

Yam­pol­sky’s father trav­eled from Vir­ginia to at­tend the Fri­day hear­ing but de­clined to com­ment at the ad­vice of Weis­berg, who told Judge Mary Maru­bio the fam­ily could af­ford to post bond if bail was set be­tween $75,000 and $100,000.

Weis­berg also asked Maru­bio to al­low Yam­pol­sky to re­turn to Vir­ginia, where Yam­pol­sky sees a ther­a­pist.

Maru­bio de­nied bail for Yam­pol­sky, or­der­ing him held at the Cook County Jail.

Weis­berg then asked Maru­bio if she would con­sider bail for Yam­pol­sky if he agreed to stay in the county.

Maru­bio said no, adding, “I find 100 per­cent [Yam­pol­sky] poses a real and present threat to the com­mu­nity.”

Isaac W. Yam­pol­sky

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