Cesar C. Ortiz, 38, of Harvard.

A Harvard man is being held on a $250,000 bond after he allegedly sexually assaulted a woman while armed with a knife in Harvard, court records show.

Cesar C. Ortiz, 38, of Harvard, was charged with aggravated criminal sexual assault, aggravated unlawful restraint, domestic battery and interference with the reporting of domestic violence.

A criminal complaint filed in McHenry County Circuit Court alleges Ortiz committed unlawful restraint on a woman around 10 p.m. on January 18.

Ortiz confined the woman in her bedroom in the 300 block of Marengo Road in Harvard, the complaint said.

Ortiz was armed with a fixed-blade kitchen knife and shoved the woman to the ground, the complaint said.

The complaint said Ortiz threatened the woman with the knife and sexually assaulted her.

The victim was prevented from calling 911 because Ortiz took her cell phone away and threw a tablet down the stairs, the complaint said.

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Officers arrested Ortiz a week after the incident and transported him to the McHenry County Jail.

McHenry County Judge Michael Coppedge ordered Ortiz held on a $250,000 bond.

Coppedge also ordered Ortiz to have no contact with the victim and be fitted with a GPS device if he does post bond.

A grand jury recently indicted Ortiz on his four charges, including one which is an enhanced Class X felony that carries a 16 to 40-year sentence in prison if convicted.

Ortiz, who has pleaded not guilty, remains held in the jail and would need to post $25,000 cash in order to be released.

A status of trial date hearing is scheduled for March 17.