West Loop tanning salon owner charged with rape

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CHICAGO – The owner of a West Loop tanning salon is accused of raping a customer.

Marc Winner, 44, was charged with aggravated criminal sexual assault.  He owns the Soleil Tanning Salon on 1018 W. Madison.

Prosecutors say he brought the customer back to his apartment on August 21 after having several drinks with her.

Prosecutors allege Winner took the victim into his bedroom, held her throat and squeezed it until she couldn’t breathe while he raped her.

When the attack was over she tried to leave, but prosecutors say he grabbed her and raped her again.

The woman went to Northwestern Memorial Hospital, where a rape kit was collected.  Prosecutors said doctors found a tear in her vaginal canal, as well as bruising on her arms and legs.

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