Guilty Verdicts In Two Separate Jury Trials for Sex Assault and Leaving Scene of Deadly Accident

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Lake County State's Attorneys Office


March 24, 2022


For Immediate Release
Contact: Steve Spagnolo
(224) 374-2376

Luis Rosales

Luis Rosales

Linda Ray

Linda Ray

Guilty Verdicts In Two Separate Jury Trials for Sex Assault and Leaving Scene of Deadly Accident 

(Lake County, IL) - On Wednesday, March 23, 2022, two separate jury trials concluded in the Lake County courthouse with “guilty” verdicts. 

Luis Rosales, 49 years old, was convicted of one count of Criminal Sexual Assault by the use of threat of force and one count of Criminal Sexual Assault in that the victim was unable to give knowing consent. Both counts are class 1 felonies. 

Linda Ray, 47 years old, was convicted of Aggravated Leaving the Scene of an Accident Involving Death. Chad Aiello was riding his bicycle in Waukegan on June 4, 2020, when Ray’s SUV struck him. Aiello was pronounced dead at the hospital.  The jury found that Ray knew she had hit Aiello and did not remain on the scene of the collision. Aiello, a father of one, was from Kenosha and the courtroom was filled with his family and friends throughout the trial. Ray will next be in court on May 18, 2022, for sentencing. 

Both Ray and Rosales face up to 15 years in prison.  

Prior to trial, Rosales posted $15,000 cash bond in order to be released after his arrest. But after the verdict, presiding Judge Daniel Shanes ordered that Rosales be placed into custody while awaiting his sentencing date. Defendants who gain freedom by posting money as bond are often ordered into custody after a “guilty” verdict.   

Under a new law (the SAFE-T Act) going into effect on January 1, 2023, defendants charged with criminal sexual assault (and other violent cases) will not be able to post cash bond if a judge orders them detained at the beginning of the case. 

Lake County State’s Attorney Eric Rinehart praised all four prosecutors who worked on the cases, stating “Both trial teams worked very hard to obtain justice for the victims. Our office remains focused on supporting victims and protecting the public as we work to unclog the docket.”  

Due to the current phase of the pandemic and updated court procedures, the Lake County State’s Attorney’s office anticipates an increased number of jury trials.  

Assistant State’s Attorneys Lauren Walker and Jason Humke prosecuted the Rosales matter, and Assistant State’s Attorneys Scott Hoffert and Lauren Kalcheim Rothenberg prosecuted the Ray matter.  


Lake County State's Attorney's Office
18 N. County Street
Waukegan, IL 60085  
Phone: (847) 377-3000