A man police describe as "something of a con man" was arrested by Oak Park police Saturday after allegedly entering a woman's home in the 700 block of South Maple Avenue and physically and sexually assaulting her. Joseph Hoban, 37, who police say has no permanent address, was charged with three felonies, including Home Invasion, Aggravated Criminal Sexual Assault and Aggravated Battery after being interviewed by Oak Park detectives and officials from the Cook County State's Attorney's office Monday afternoon.
Oak Park Police Commander Clemet Harbour said that Hoban had had a prior relationship with the woman under another name, but that she had ordered him out of the house after he had allegedly ordered credit cards in her name, damaging her credit.
"He has a history of bad checks," said Harbour, who added that Hoban had previously done prison time in Louisiana and Texas.
Sometime between late Friday night and Saturday morning, police say, Hoban returned to the woman's house, entered the residence and attacked her. She was treated and released from a hospital Saturday.