A Belleville man choked, sexually assaulted and punched an 18-year-old woman, according to charges filed Tuesday.
Steven Hannaford, 37, has been charged with criminal sexual assault, aggravated domestic battery, aggravated battery and use of a deadly weapon, unlawful restraint and two counts of domestic battery.
Hannaford has sexual contact with the 18-year-old, charges say, and he wrapped his arm around her neck, applying pressure. Charging documents say he pressed a knife to the back of her neck, telling her he would slice her throat. He also is accused of striking the woman in the head with a closed fist and kicking her across her body.
He would not let the woman leave the residence afterward, according to the charges. Hannaford and the 18-year-old are acquainted. Prosecutors say the attack happened July 15.
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Hannaford is also facing two previous, unrelated domestic battery charges, from October 2016. Those charges have not yet been resolved.