CRIME

Mark J. Perry, Jr. arrested for criminal sexual assault

Staff Writer
Aledo Times Record
Mark J. Perry, Jr.

Mark J. Perry, Jr., 27, of Rock Island was arrested Tuesday, in Mercer County for two counts of criminal sexual assault/ can't consent (Class 1 felony), failure to register as a sex offender (Class 3 felony) and one count of obstruct justice, destroy evidence (Class 4 felony).

An investigation started in Viola on Nov. 26. Perry is being held in Mercer County Jail on $200,000 bond.

He appeared in Mercer County Court Tuesday, Nov. 30, and Daniel P. Dalton was appointed as his public defender.

Deputies were assisted in this investigation by Viola Police, Illinois State Police, the Department of Children and Family Services and the United States Marshall Service.

A preliminary hearing is set for 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 7.