Macomb Police arrest 3 men after alleged sexual assault

MACOMB, Ill. (NEWS3) — Macomb Police arrested three men after responding to an alleged sexual assault call early Saturday morning.

Chief Curt Barker said officers responded to Eisenhower Tower in the 300 block of West Piper Street in Macomb just before 4:00 a.m. for a report of an 18-year-old female that was sexually assaulted by several males at her residence.

Barker said officers arrived and talked with the victim before she was transported to the hospital to be checked out.

Barker said officers noticed a vehicle leaving the area at a high rate of speed and pulled over the car. Police determined the people in the car were involved in the alleged sexual assault. Police said the people in the vehicle were also in possession of cocaine.

Officers arrested Jameel Hughes, 25, of South Holland; Eric Robinson, 25, of Galesburg; and Matthew Massey, 22, of Galesburg.

Hughes was charged with possession of a controlled substance. Police said Robinson admitted to the sexual assault and was charged with criminal sexual assault and possession of a controlled substance. Massey was charged with battery and possession of a controlled substance.

Police said the victim knew at least one of the suspects. It’s unknown if the victim was injured during the alleged incident.