Police charge suspect with kidnapping and assaulting an 80-yer-old woman

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PONTOON BEACH, IL (KPLR) – An 80-year-old central Illinois woman is recovering after being beaten, kidnapped and sexually assaulted. The victim was taken from her home in Beardstown and found in a Pontoon Beach motel.

Police say her car was found in Wood River.

According to our partners at the Post-Dispatch, Lawrence Milhime, Junior faces aggravated battery of a senior citizen, sexual assault, kidnapping and other charges.

Police say the victim knew Milhime.