Source: Lake Geneva Regional News

Illinois man faces sexual assault charge

August 08, 2013

An 18-year-old man is accused of sexually assaulting a Walworth woman in her home.

Armando Mezo-Reyes of Woodstock Ill., faces felony charges of second-degree sexual assault and misdemeanor battery.

If convicted of the felony, Mezo-Reyes faces up to 40 years imprisonment and $100,000 in fines.

Mezo-Reyes reportedly knew the victim before the assault. He is in the Walworth County jail in lieu of a $10,000 cash bond.

According to the criminal complaint:

On Aug. 5 police responded to the home of a woman, and the woman said Mezo-Reyes entered and remained in her home without permission.

The woman, who is identified in court reports as Victim 1, said Mezo-Reyes threatened to hurt her if she called police. Mezo-Reyes slapped, pushed and shoved Victim 1. He also allegedly told her he would kill her if she didnít stop crying.

Victim 1 told police that Mezo-Reyes held her on the floor with both hands and her neck and sexually assaulted her.

Mezo-Reyes was at the residence when police responded. When police questioned him, he admitted that he refused to leave the home, and that he sexually assaulted Victim 1.