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Ex-con with Naperville ties charged with sexual assault

A former Naperville-area resident who has served time in prison on burglary, narcotics and drunken-driving charges is in custody at Cook County Jail, charged in the weekend sexual assault of a maid inside a Chicago hotel room.

Dennis L. Sluski Jr. in 2003 was living on Capistrano Court, in an unincorporated area of DuPage County near Naperville’s far northwest side. His most recent address is on West Whispering Trails Road in St. Charles.

Chicago police on Saturday arrested Sluski and charged him with criminal sexual assault, following his alleged attack on a hotel maid.

Sluski, 46, “was identified by a female victim as the subject who sexually assaulted her on the 600 block of West Diversey Parkway,” said Lt. Steven Sesso, of the Chicago Police Department’s office of news affairs.

Published reports indicated Sluski was a guest in the unidentified hotel when he assaulted a 43-year-old member of its housekeeping staff.

Sluski reportedly changed rooms, and while the maid was cleaning his first room, she found some of his belongings and brought them to his new room.

The woman reportedly knocked on Sluski’s door, and he allegedly responded by throwing her onto his bed and assaulting her. She was treated at a nearby hospital, and subsequently identified Sluski as her attacker.

Naperville police arrested Sluski about 1:20 a.m. on Nov. 12, 2003, as he drove near Diehl Road and Route 59, not far where he was living at the time.

A patrol officer was watching as Sluski made a U-turn at Diehl Road and Country Lakes Drive, during what police described as being dangerously foggy conditions. The officer ran a check of the vehicle’s license plate and learned Sluski’s driver’s license had been revoked, according to court records.

The officer curbed the vehicle, approached Sluski and noted a strong odor of alcohol on his breath.

Police also found several open or empty bottles of beer in his vehicle.

Court records showed Sluski’s driver’s license had been suspended in 1995, following a drunken-driving conviction in Will County. He also was convicted of drunken driving in February 1999 in Shorewood and in June of that year in Willowbrook.

A DuPage County Circuit Court judge in April 2004 sentenced Sluski to eight years in prison in the Naperville case. Sluski has also served prison time for a 1996 burglary spree in the Joliet area, and for possession of a controlled substance in 1999 in DuPage County.

Court records indicated Sluski currently faces trial in DuPage County on two felony counts of aggravated DUI for the fifth time, stemming from a November 2012 arrest in Westmont. A warrant for his arrest in that case was issued last month, after he allegedly failed to appear for a scheduled court hearing.

Sluski remains in jail on $750,000 bail.

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