Man faces multiple charges in Champaign incident

Man faces multiple charges in Champaign incident

CHAMPAIGN — A Champaign man who allegedly forced his way into the home of a woman he knew and sexually assaulted her has been charged with a variety of crimes.

Tyrone M. Geiger, 30, who listed an address in the 600 block of Crescent Drive, was charged Monday with home invasion, criminal sexual assault, criminal sexual abuse, unlawful restraint, and resisting a peace officer for acts that occurred about 1 p.m. Saturday at the woman's home in the 1400 block of North Neil Street in Champaign.

A Champaign police report said the woman was showering with her young daughter when she heard the bathroom door open and saw Geiger, whom she knew but had not seen in years, standing in front of her.

The report said Geiger began disrobing as he touched the woman. She was able to push him out of the bathroom, leaving her daughter inside.

In the hall, Geiger allegedly groped the woman and continued to make unwelcome sexual advances as she wrestled with him and ordered him to leave.

He continued to touch himself as she got away and called 911.

She put on a shirt that was on the floor and heard police knock at her door. As she tried to open it, Geiger allegedly blocked her path then slammed the door shut and locked it as police tried to enter.

Officers then kicked the door in. Geiger allegedly charged at them and resisted efforts to be handcuffed, even after being sprayed with pepper spray.

The child remained in the bathroom, physically unharmed, the report said.

Police discovered that Geiger had gotten in by removing a screen and entering the residence by forcing open a window on the front side of the house.

Judge Richard Klaus ordered that Geiger's bond continue at the $200,000 that was set in court over the weekend.

He was told to be back in court March 19.