Mateo Gomez-Rosete: Illegal Immigrant Charged with Raping Jogger Twice His Age


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Mateo Gomez-Rosete
He used to work at a Mexican restaurant called Tequila's and he may have been fortified with drink of the same name when he raped a woman out jogging Wednesday.

Police in the small town of Red Bud, Illinois, say that 23-year-old Mateo Gomez-Rosete ran up beside a 51-year-old female marathon runner as the woman was training around midnight Wednesday.

"This male starts running beside her making inappropriate comments, begins touching her rear end. She told him to get away from her, leave her alone," Red Bud Police Detective John Brittingham tells the Belleville News-Democrat.

Gomez-Rosete is accused of then pushing the woman into a bean field where he allegedly beat and raped her. The victim was finally able to get away from the suspect and run to a nearby foundry where employees were working an overnight shift.

Gomez-Rosete was picked up in the parking lot of a Dairy Queen not far from the crime scene. Authorities say the suspect had alcohol on his breath.

KMOX reports that Gomez-Rosete had worked at a Red Bud restaurant called Tequila's for about a month before being fired a few days before the reported rape. The radio station adds that Gomez-Rosete admitted to authorities that he's in the U.S. illegally, having received a bogus residency card from a friend.