Illinois man convicted for videotaping, sexually assaulting female co-worker

Illinois man convicted for videotaping, sexually assaulting female co-worker

Byron Skalisius, 51, has been convicted for drugging a co-worker and sexually assaulting her at her home.

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Posted on December 11, 2012 at 8:16 AM

Updated Tuesday, Dec 11 at 1:39 PM

EDWARDSVILLE, Ill. (KMOV.com / AP) -- A southwestern Illinois man faces up to 18 years in prison now that he’s been convicted of a videotaped sexual assault on a female acquaintance he rendered unconscious with a so-called “date rape” drug.

In November, 2010, Byron Skalisius, 51, was charged with four counts of criminal sexual assault and one count of unauthorized video recording. Madison County jurors deliberated about four hours Friday before convicting Skalisius of one count of criminal sexual assault and one count of unauthorized video recording. 

Authorities say Skalisius assaulted the former co-worker in June 2009 at her Glen Carbon home by placing the a drug in one of her drinks. The victim told authorities she had no memory of the attack.

A judge revoked Skalisius’ bond after the verdicts. He’s also accused of sexually assaulting another female acquaintance in 2008.

His sentencing hearing isn’t yet scheduled.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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