An 80-year-old Beardstown woman was kidnapped and sexually assaulted last Friday and found at a motel in Pontoon Beach over the weekend, and a man from Mount Olive is facing charges in the case. 49-year-old Lawrence Milhime, Jr., is charged with aggravated battery of a senior citizen, aggravated criminal sexual assault, aggravated kidnapping, robbery, burglary and motor vehicle theft.
Authorities say the victim was found in Pontoon Beach on Saturday and told them what happened. Milhime was located at a motel in Wood River with the victim’s car and was taken into custody. Authorities believe the suspect and the victim knew each other. Milhime has previous convictions for sexual assault and residential burglary out of Madison County, and is currently being held in the Morgan County Jail in Jacksonville.