An elderly man, 76, was arrested in Chicago over the weekend for allegedly sexually assaulting a teen girl, 14, at Montrose Harbor.

Cook County prosecutors said that Juan Roldon lured the teenager to some bushes after approaching her when she walked alone to the restroom from a family picnic, reported CST. He allegedly grabbed the girl's breasts and vagina, and then "dragged her into a set of bushes." Prosecutors said in a bond proffer that after realizing the bushes were still possibly in view of others at the Harbor, Roldon then dragged the girl into "another bush area in the bird sanctuary." According to prosecutors, he then put his hand down the girl’s pants and grabbed her buttocks. He forced her to perform oral sex, and then used a napkin to wipe her mouth before she escaped.

After the girl was assaulted, she ran back to her family and alerted her father. The dad sought out the man and confronted Roldon five minutes later, said prosecutors. The accused denied attacking the teen and the girl's father started punching him. Prosecutors said that bystanders broke up the fight. They held Roldon down until police arrived. Cops apprehended him Saturday afternoon at 2:53 p.m., which was less than an hour after the alleged assault.

Roldon, who is a Vietnam veteran, was charged with criminal sexual assault, unlawful restraint and criminal sexual abuse. His attorney said that he has lived in a “stable, quiet home” for more than 30 years with his wife.

At a bail hearing on Tuesday, the Cook County State’s Attorney’s Office successfully argued to have Roldon kept in custody without bail, reported Fox News. Prosecutors said that if this (defendant) were to be released it would put "any child in any public area at risk." Judge Maryam Ahmad ordered Roldon held without bail, and now his next court date is scheduled for Sept. 6.

According to the Chicago Police Department, the weekend of the assault saw a significant amount of violent crimes. It also included 44 people getting shot, with eight fatalities, in 35 separate incidents. Fox News reported that violent crimes across all major categories has increased 36%. The figure is in comparison to the same time period last year.

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