Sunday, June 21, 2009

Joe Harvey Jr Arrested for Sexually Assaulting Infant

A man accused of sexually assaulting his ex-girlfriend’s infant in an unincorporated area near west suburban Montgomery was ordered held on $250,000 bond this week.

Joe P. Harvey, Jr., 27, of the 0-100 block of Marnel Road in Montgomery, was charged with one count of predatory criminal sexual assault of a child, one count of aggravated criminal sexual abuse and one count of criminal sexual assault, according to a release from the Kendall County Sheriff’s office.

Harvey is accused of sexually assaulting his ex-girlfriend’s baby, whose gender and age was not immediately available, on Thursday in his home, the release said.

Thursday afternoon, the child’s mother took the baby to Rush-Copley Medical Center in Aurora after noticing injuries, the release said. Hospital staff determined the baby had been sexually abused, the release said.

The Department of Children and Family Services and the sheriff’s department was contacted and, after interviewing the child’s mother, it was determined that Harvey had allegedly abused the child.

Harvey is being held on $250,000 bond in the Kendall County jail.

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