A Carlinville man was charged with sexually assaulting and robbing a 62-year-old woman, according to the State Journal-Register.
Takoda M. Harbaugh, 20, allegedly approached the woman as she walked to work Oct. 19, the Journal-Register reported. He asked her for money, and when she said she didn't have much, he allegedly sexually assaulted her. He then forced her to go to an ATM and withdraw cash.
Harbaugh was being held at the Macoupin County Jail on $1 million bail. He faces aggravated criminal sexual assault and armed robbery charges, both of which carry sentences of six to 30 years in prison if convicted. He was also charged with theft last week, and pleaded guilty to burglary and criminal damage to property earlier this year. He served 56 days in jail and was sentenced to two years of probation.
“The heinous conduct alleged against Mr. Harbaugh is extremely serious and will not be tolerated in Macoupin County,” State’s Attorney Jennifer Watson said in a statement. “I want to thank the Carlinville Police Department for their exemplary work on this case.”
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