Former tanning salon owner faces fourth sexual assault charge

- The former owner of a tanning salon on the Near West Side has been charged with a fourth count of sexual assault.

Marc Winner, 45, who previously owned Soleil Tanning Salon at 1018 W. Madison, was charged with sexual assault Wednesday, according to a statement from the Cook County state’s attorney’s office.

On Sept. 28, 2010, a 30-year-old female acquaintance allegedly gave Winner a ride from a local bar to his mother’s apartment in the 5400 block of North Sheridan, the state’s attorney’s office said. The woman went inside the apartment with him but later tried to leave, at which point he restrained and held her at knifepoint.

He then cut her dress, shoved her on the couch and sexually assaulted her, prosecutors said. The victim reported the incident two months later.

Winner was charged after she identified him in a photo array compiled from the three other cases, the state’s attorney’s office said.

In addition to the 2010 case, Winner is accused of sexually assaulting a former employee in 2009 and sexually assaulting two customers in 2012 and 2015, prosecutors said. He is facing multiple sexual assault and kidnapping charges in those cases.

His bond was set Wednesday at $25,000 for the 2010 case, prosecutors said, but he will be held at the Cook County Jail without bail.

His next court date for the 2010 case is Aug. 9, the state’s attorney’s office said.

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