Man Armed with Sword Sexually Assaulted Woman

Saturday, Mar 16, 2013  |  Updated 10:38 AM CDT
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A woman was sexually assaulted in River Forest by a male acquaintance with a sword, police said.

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A woman was sexually assaulted in River Forest by a male acquaintance with a sword, police said.

Kenneth W. Merrills, 20, was reportedly still inside a 43-year-old woman’s home armed with a sword when she called police Thursday.

Merrills allegedly battered, sexually assaulted and unlawfully restrained the victim in her home on Lake Street in River Forest and was charged with Class X felony aggravated criminal sexual assault and Class 3 felony unlawful restraint, according to the Chicago Tribune.

He was held on $15,000 bond Friday, the Tribune reported.

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