A 57-year-old Belleville man is accused of raping a woman and striking her over the head with a liquor bottle.
Prosecutors say Craig Vasser sexually assaulted the woman multiple times on March 5, 2017, detained her in his Belleville apartment and refused to let her put her clothes on or leave.
Police responded to the 200 block of N. 44th Street in March 2017 for a report of an unclothed 48-year-old woman bleeding from the head. She told officers she had been held against her will, sexually assaulted and beaten, according to a news release.
The woman knew Vasser, and was at his apartment to socialize, police said. Vasser and a 48-year-old man were taken into custody in March 2017, and were released.
Vasser was charged Tuesday with aggravated criminal sexual assault, criminal sex assault using force, aggravated battery causing great bodily harm and unlawful restraint. Police did not immediately comment on whether the 48-year-old also was charged.
Vasser was in custody at the St. Clair County jail Wednesday afternoon with bail set at $610,000.