After undergoing treatment, a man has been deemed fit to stand trial on allegations that he sexually assaulted a child in a funeral home in Waukegan.
Jeremy L. Mitchell, 32, who is homeless from Waukegan, was charged with criminal sexual assault, attempted criminal sexual assault, aggravated battery, unlawful restraint and criminal sexual abuse.
A criminal complaint filed in Lake County Circuit Court alleges that Mitchell trespassed at The Memorial Chapel of Waukegan, 1521 Washington Street in Waukegan, on October 28.
Mitchell grabbed a child and unlawfully restrained her by locking the door to a room at the business, according to a grand jury indictment.
Mitchell sexually assaulted the child through the use of force or threat of force, the indictment said.
Waukegan police officers arrested Mitchell the same day and later transported him to the Lake County Jail.
Mitchell, who has been held on a $200,000 bond since his arrest, was deemed incompetent to stand trial in late December.
A judge ordered Mitchell held without bond and issued an order for him to be transported to the custody of the Illinois Department of Human Services (IDHS).
The IDHS determined the placement and treatment for Mitchell.
A grand jury indicted Mitchell on an additional charge of child abduction at the end of January, court records show.
It was determined that Mitchell remained unfit to stand trial at least twice since the December order.
On Tuesday during a fitness hearing, the court found that Mitchell is now fit to stand trial.
A case management conference is scheduled for August 25.
Mitchell remains held in the Lake County Jail and would need to post $20,000 cash in order to be released.