Police searching for Cortland rape suspect

SYCAMORE – Police are asking for the public’s help finding a 25-year-old Cortland man accused of raping an Evergreen Village Mobile Home Park resident Monday, according to a news release.

Emilio G. Seay, of the 0-99 block of East Clover Avenue, was charged Thursday with unlawful restraint and criminal sexual assault.

Gary Dumdie, chief deputy with the DeKalb County Sheriff’s Office, said the victim reported the incident occurred about 1:30 a.m. Monday. She contacted police Tuesday and came to their office in the afternoon.

Dumdie said Seay and the victim were living in the same trailer. They are not in a relationship, but they share common relatives, he said.

Police said Seay may be staying with other people in Cortland or Evergreen Village. He may also be staying with people in Rockford.

Police believe he is aware of the arrest warrant but is unwilling to turn himself in.

Seay’s bond was set at $250,000, which would require posting $25,000 to be released while the case is pending.

Anyone with information is encouraged to contact the DeKalb County Sheriff’s Office at 815-895-2155 or DeKalb County Crime Stoppers at 815-895-3272.