Elburn man charged with sexual abuse

By on November 13, 2009

15 others arrested on drinking-related charges
ELBURN—Christopher Runde, 24, of Elburn, was arrested on Nov. 4 for criminal sexual abuse, following an investigation of an underage drinking party Oct. 30 in the 200 block of Conley Drive in Elburn.

After his arrest, Elburn police transported Runde to the Kane County Jail to await bond call.

The Elburn police investigation revealed that during the party, Runde, of the 500 block of Maple Avenue, placed his hand inside the underwear of a female victim while she was passed out and unaware of what was happening to her.

Police also discovered that Runde used his video camera to record this act. Other people at the party confronted Runde and a physical altercation ensued, during which Runde dropped his camera. Other attendees at the party retrieved the camera and the video tape was turned over to Elburn police.

Police responded to a call at 2:20 a.m. Oct. 30 that a fight was in progress at the party. The fight had ended before police arrived. Officers arrested eight people for unlawful consumption of alcohol by a minor, and eight adults were arrested for unlawfully permitting a minor to become intoxicated.

The adults arrested were Jeremy Borciaardt, 21, of the 300 block of Guy Lane in Cortland; James Kluck, 21, of the 300 block of West DeKalb Drive in Maple Park; Steven Ortiz, 21, of the 100 block of Cross Street in Sugar Grove; Jonathan Ramirez, 23, of the 300 block of West DeKalb Drive in Maple Park; Andrew Serafin, 24, of the 4000 block of Guy Lane in Cortland; Jeffrey Stralka, 19, of the 1900 block of Annette Circle in Sugar Grove, and Joshua Walsh, 21, of the 100 block of Arbor Avenue in Sugar Grove.