Salem man charged with sexual assault of a 4-year-old

Salem man charged with sexual assault of a 4-year-old

MARION COUNTY, IL — A 25-year-old Salem man was formally charged Friday in Marion County Court with the sexual assault of a four-year-old girl. Salem police arrested Joshua Roedl Wednesday night following a more than month-long investigation.

Roedl was charged Friday morning in Marion County Court with two Class X felonies for predatory criminal sexual assault of a victim under the age of 13. According to police, Roedl allegedly committed a sex act with a four-year-old girl at his home. The Department of Children and Family Services reported the alleged incident to police through in early October.

Police believe there was only one incident and that no other children were involved.

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