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Internet sexual assault investigation widens in Woodstock

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WOODSTOCK, Ill. (AP) -- Prosecutors say a Woodstock man charged with sexually assaulting five women he met on the Internet may have attacked 20 other women.

Assistant State's Attorney Sharyl Eisenstein said at a bond hearing Tuesday that police discovered DVDs, cell phones and ID cards of unknown women during a search of suspect Charles Oliver's home.

Investigators are using that material to try to identify and locate 20 other women.

After prosecutors detailed the additional allegations, Judge Sharon Prather raised Oliver's bond to $3 million. He remained in custody Tuesday.

Eisenstein says Oliver kept photographs, IDs and addresses of the women and threatened to come after them if they went to the authorities.

Oliver's attorney, Mark Facchini, says the women's allegations are not consistent with videos found in his home.

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