Matthew Kiely, 45, of Harvard.

Police have arrested a Harvard man wanted for sexually assaulting a child in Bloomington and he remains held on a $1 million bond, jail records show.

Matthew Kiely, 45, of the 200 block of North Jefferson Street in Harvard, was charged with two counts of predatory criminal sexual assault and three counts of aggravated criminal sexual assault.

The charges were filed in McLean County, Illinois on Wednesday and alleged that the incident occurred in Bloomington.

The assault was investigated by the Bloomington Police Department’s Criminal Investigation Division.

Details regarding the allegations were not available but the victim was under the age of 13, records show.

An arrest warrant carrying a $1 million bond was issued for Kiely.

Bloomington Police Chief Jamal Simington in a statement thanked detectives for their work on the case.

“Their efforts are essential in solving alleged violent crimes of this nature. The detectives have been meticulous and persistent throughout the investigation,” Simington said.

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“The BPD will continue focusing our resources effectively and with persistence to address violence, especially involving young victims who are unable to protect themselves,” he said.

Simington also thanked the Harvard Police Department, which arrest Kiely on Thursday in Harvard.

Kiely remains held in the McHenry County Jail awaiting extradition to McLean County.

The case against Kiely remains under investigation.

Anyone with information should contact Bloomington Police Department Detective Maas at 309-434-2534 or email at

Those who wish to submit an anonymous tip can contact the department’s Crime & Intelligence Analysis Unit at 309-434-2963.