Elburn man indicted for criminal sexual abuse

By on February 26, 2010

Crime allegedly took place during local party last fall
by Martha Quetsch
ELBURN—Christopher Runde, 24, of Elburn, could face up to three years in prison for criminal sexual abuse, according to the Kane County State’s Attorney’s office.

A Kane County Grand Jury indicted Runde Feb. 16 for the crime committed during a local party last fall.

Runde was arrested Nov. 4 and has been free since posting $2,500 of his $25,000 bond.

The arrest took place following an Elburn Police Department investigation of an underage drinking party Oct. 30, 2009, in the 200 block of Conley Drive in Elburn.

The 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 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.

Runde’s next court date is at 9 a.m. April 8 at the Kane County Judicial Center.