Northbrook Male Suspect with Pending Palatine Case Also Charged with Criminal Sexual Assault in Buffalo Grove

Anthony Lamonica
Anthony Lamonica

Anthony N. Lamonica, age 40, was arrested on Friday, January 11, 2019 after he turned himself in Buffalo Grove Police Department. Lamonica, of Northbrook has been accused of sexually assaulting a woman he met through the dating app “Plenty of Fish” according to Buffalo Grove police. He is accused of assaulting the Buffalo Grove woman at her home after they went on a date in April 2018. The woman, who is in her 30s, told police she first met Lamonica through the dating app in 2017 and reconnected with him around the time of the alleged assault in 2018, according to a Buffalo Grove Police Department news release.

On the date, the two went out to dinner and then returned to the woman’s home in Buffalo Grove. The alleged sexual assault occurred occurred at the Buffalo Grove woman’s home.

PlentyOfFish launched mobile apps for iPhone and Android in 2010. About 70% of PlentyOfFish logins came from mobile devices in May 2013. About 85% of PlentyOfFish logins came from mobile devices in June 2014. PlentyOfFish has plenty of 1-Star ratings on trustpilot.com for issues related to spam, scams, fake profiles and poor customer service. The worldwide ‘dating service” has registered over 100 million users.

According to Buffalo Grove Police Department, Lamonica works as a medical consultant but Lamonica told the woman that he was a plastic surgeon who worked out of state. A Linkedin account profiles a “Dr. Anthony LaMonica” that includes a photo that looks similar to the photo provided by Buffalo Grove Police Department, that describes a family physician with clinical experience and medical training in women’s health/OB-GYN, allergy/immunology, auto-immune diseases, dermatology, cardiovascular/cardiometabolic disease, hematology/oncology, urology, respiratory disease, gastroenterology (GI), neurology/psychiatry/CNS, infectious diseases (ID), renal disease, pediatrics, pain management, inpatient critical care, eye disease..

Buffalo Grove Police Department launched an eight-month investigation. Following the investigation an arrest warrant was issued for Lamonica on Tuesday January 8, 2019. Lamonica turned himself in on Friday January 11, 2019.

Lamonica is charged with two counts of aggravated criminal sexual assault, both Class X felonies. Lamonica’s bail was set at $500,000, according to authorities. Lamonica was released from custody after posting 10 percent of his bail ($50,000).

Lamonica is also accused of criminal sexual assault, that also allegedly occurred in April 2018, after he met a Palatine woman at a Libertyville bar. On May 9, 2018 Lamonica was charged by Palatine Police Department with one felony count of criminal sexual assault. Prosecutors in the Palatine case say Lamonica called the victim on Sunday April 1, 2018 and that he and the victim met for a date on Friday April 6, 2018. Prosecutors said in court in May 2018 that Lamonica made unwanted sexual advances at the Palatine woman’s home, and that a rape kit was used for evidence collection. Lamonica’s next court date for the Palatine incident is scheduled for Friday January 25, 2019 in Rolling Meadows Cook County Circuit Court.

Anthony Lamonica
Anthony Lamonica (SOURCE: Buffalo Grove Police Department).




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