A 54-year-old Marengo man has been charged with sexually assaulting a young girl, who was between the age of 8 and 10, several years ago, police said.
Dominick R. Zarlenga, 54, of the 500 block of East Washington Street in Marengo, was charged with predator criminal sexual assault of a child and two counts of criminal sexual abuse.
The Marengo Police Department said they began an investigation in July 2019 after receiving a report of a sexual assault that occurred approximately three years prior.
A criminal complaint alleges that Zarlenga fondled a young girl’s genitals sometime between 2015 and 2016. The girl was between the age of 8 and 10 when the assault occurred, court records show.
Zarlenga was taken into custody Wednesday evening by members of the Marengo Police Department and transported to the McHenry County Jail where he remains on a $150,000 bond.
No additional details have been released by the Marengo Police Department regarding the case. Zarlenga is scheduled to appear in court on February 3.