A Naperville man was released Friday night from DuPage County Jail in Wheaton, after being charged with sexually assaulting a female relative.
James R. Willard, 51, was freed after posting $20,000 bail, the mandatory 10 percent of the $200,000 bond set earlier in the day by DuPage County Circuit Court Judge Peter W. Ostling.
Willard faces trial on two felony charges of aggravated criminal sexual abuse and one of criminal sexual assault, according to court records.
Naperville police arrested him at 12:47 p.m. Thursday at his home at 949 Montgomery Court, in the Hobson West neighborhood in the central part of the city.
Cmdr. Dave Hoffman confirmed police had arrested Willard, but said investigation of the case was under the jurisdiction of the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services.
DCFS spokesman Kendall Marlowe confirmed Friday night the agency "is investigating abuse allegations" on the part of Willard and an unnamed woman. The investigation was launched following a report DCFS officials received April 2 concerning Willard and the woman, he said.
Marlowe added DCFS has had no prior contact with Willard.
Hoffman said police had no information as to whether the alleged abuse occurred once or over a period of time.
Court records indicated Willard has no significant criminal record. He is scheduled to appear June 22 for a preliminary court hearing.