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Decatur man bit boy during sexual assault, police say

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DECATUR — A Decatur man is facing felony charges after police said he bit a 6-year-old boy during a sexual assault.

Colby J. Park, 20, was arrested Wednesday and booked on preliminary charges of predatory criminal sexual assault and aggravated battery, which are subject to review by the Macon County State’s Attorney’s Office.

A sworn affidavit by Decatur police detective James Knierim said the boy was attacked Sunday evening after asking his mother if he could go for a ride with Park on Park’s golf cart.

“She advised about five minutes later while inside the living room of her house she heard (her son) screaming and she looked out the window and observed both Colby and (her son) on the golf cart in front of the house,” Knierim said.

The crying child told his mother Park had assaulted him and bitten his penis, the affidavit said, and he pulled down his pants to show his mother the wound, which she told police was “bleeding badly.”

The enraged mother said she had yelled and chased after Park, who “immediately took off on the golf cart.”

Her son was later treated in Decatur Memorial Hospital for his injury. He had told his mother Park had promised to buy him candy before assaulting him and then asked him afterward, “Would you please don’t tell your mother?” The boy said he had replied “Yes, I am.”

Macon County Jail records show Park is free after posting $10,000 bail. His bond conditions stipulate he is to stay away from the boy’s home and have no contact with “any minor child.” He is scheduled to be arraigned Nov. 13.

Contact Tony Reid at (217) 421-7977. Follow him on Twitter: @TonyJReid


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