The Effingham County Sheriff’s Office made an arrest early Sunday morning after an alleged Criminal Sexual Assault occurred Saturday evening in rural Effingham County.
County Deputies arrested 58-year-old John R. Laver and charged him with Aggravated Criminal Sexual Assault, a Class X Felony, and Aggravated Unlawful Restraint, a Class 4 Felony, for the incident. According to Effingham County State’s Attorney Bryan Kibler, charges allege that Laver used a knife in a sexual assault and bound the victim using duct tape. He will appear in court today and has bond set $250,000.
The investigation into the alleged sexual assault is ongoing.