Charges Dismissed Against Peapod Driver Accused Of Raping Customer

CHICAGO (STMW) — Charges were dismissed on Monday for a grocery delivery truck driver charged last month with allegedly sexually assaulting a customer inside her South Loop home.

Guillermo Balingit was charged Nov. 21 with criminal sexual assault for the alleged Oct. 26 attack in the 1100 block of South Michigan Avenue.

But on Monday, a judge ruled a finding of no probable cause and dismissed the case, Cook County State’s Attorney’s office spokeswoman Tandra Simonton said.

It’s unclear what led to the charges being dismissed.

Prosecutors last month had offered an account of the 21-year-old woman’s attack, alleging Balingit, a Peapod driver, made small talk with the woman and told her he knew a technique that could help her with fatigue.

He ultimately led the woman to her bedroom where she allowed him to massage her back and shoulders. Prosecutors alleged Balingit took off the woman’s clothes, grabbed her breasts, kissed and raped her all while the victim said no.

The married father of three was originally arrested for misdemeanor assault for the incident and was given a $10,000 individual recognizance bond. The state’s attorney’s office initially refused to charge him with felony criminal sexual assault — a clear indication they didn’t believe the woman’s claims, his attorney David O’Connor said.

Charges were upgraded on Nov. 21 against Balingit, of the 6000 block of West Byron Street. Judge Maria Kuriakos Ciesil ordered him held on $10,000 bond for the new charge.

Balingit, who is originally from the Philippines, was also ordered to turn in his passport.

(Source: Sun-Times Media Wire © Chicago Sun-Times 2010. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.)

  • NICK

    Larry agree 100%. sHE SHOULD SERVE THE 10 PLUS YEARS

    • Larry

      I think women that falsely accuse men of rape, should go to prison for as long as the man would have, had he really committed the crime!!!

  • Brandon

    I’m sure he’s no saint in this whole account either. Any job that requires you enter a customer’s home is always 100% clear on type of interaction: you never, ever monkey with the customers. Otherwise, you’re asking for trouble. Even if the client is leading you on or acting in a suggestive manner, don’t do it.

  • Gabe

    All apologizes accepted .

  • Eddie Murphy Jr.

    I think he’s kind of cute.

    • Eddie Murphy Jr.'s momma

      I think he’s cute too.

      • Eddie Murphy Jr.'s momma's baby daddy

        Eddie saw him first and I got seconds

  • Afro

    It was all just part of the technique

  • Pizzo

    The real story would be if she is no longer fatigued! We need a follow-up on this technique!

  • Ed

    Balingit, is a rapist. There are many of us who were involved in
    this case that know the truth.

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