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DECATUR — A Decatur man was arrested Tuesday after police said he grabbed a woman by her hair, pulled her to her knees and forced her to perform a sex act in front of a 5-year-old child.

A sworn affidavit from a Decatur police officer said Kelly J. Hunter, 47, assaulted the woman in her home Tuesday evening. The affidavit said the sexual assault was preceded by Hunter punching the 43-year-old woman in the face. The affidavit said the child witnessed that, too, and was able to describe all the events that happened to police.

Hunter was jailed on preliminary charges of aggravated criminal sexual assault and committing domestic battery while having prior domestic battery convictions. Preliminary charges are subject to review by the Macon County State's Attorney's Office. He was being held in lieu of $250,000 bond. If he makes bail, he has been ordered to stay away from the victim and her residence.

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Macon County Courts Reporter

Macon County courts reporter for the Herald & Review.

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