A man has been charged with several felonies in connection with the alleged kidnapping, beating and sexual assault of a woman in her 80s.
Lawrence Milhime Jr., 49, of Mount Olive, was charged with aggravated battery of a senior citizen, aggravated criminal sexual assault, aggravated kidnapping, burglary, robbery and motor vehicle theft in connection with a crime spree that began Friday in the woman’s home.
Milhime was custody Tuesday at the Morgan County Jail in Jacksonville.
The woman, who is from Beardstown, showed up about 100 miles from her home at a Pontoon Beach motel early Saturday and said she had been kidnapped.
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Police discovered the woman’s car several hours later at a motel in Wood River and found that Milhime was staying inside.
Police said the woman and the suspect were acquaintances prior to the assault.