DeKALB – A DeKalb man is facing charges after police say he broke into a female minor’s home and sexually assaulted her.
Henry J. Kizer, 35, of the 1100 block of Rushmoore Drive, was charged Wednesday with home invasion and criminal sexual assault. If convicted of the most serious crime, home invasion, a Class X felony, Kizer could face up to 30 years in prison and fines up to $25,000.
According to DeKalb County court records, Kizer was arrested July 7 fafter an incident in which witnesses and the victim, a female who is a minor, told police Kizer sexually assaulted her.
About 10:20 p.m. July 7, police responded to reports that someone was being attacked in the 900 block of Ridge Drive. When police arrived and made contact with the victim, she told police that Kizer broke into her home without authorization after he learned she was inside.
The female minor told police Kizer allegedly pulled her shorts down, forced her onto a bed and sexually assaulted her. She tried to push the 35-year-old man off her and screamed for help, which neighbors told police they heard, records shows.
Two witnesses responded to the screams and entered the apartment, which reportedly spurred the assailant to flee the residence. He was located by DeKalb police shortly thereafter, and he told police he was with the girl when “people arrived and attacked him.”
Kizer is next set to appear before a DeKalb County judge at 2:30 p.m. July 12 for a status hearing.
Kizer is being held on no bond at the DeKalb County Jail after a preliminary hearing in front of DeKalb County Circuit Court Judge Joseph Pedersen. The DeKalb County State’s Attorney’s office has filed a motion to deny bail.