Man arrested for predatory criminal sexual assault of a child
URBANA — A Champaign man is being held at the Champaign County jail on $200,000 bond following his arrest for predatory criminal sexual assault.
Sherell Warfield, 37, who listed an address in Champaign, was charged Monday with two counts of predatory criminal sexual assault with a victim under the age of 13.
According to a police report, the incident took place on Dec. 1, 2012.
Police said the girl told her mother and other relatives that Warfield, who is a relative, had been caring for her and her siblings while her mother was working a night shift.
While everybody else was sleeping, Warfield allegedly took her into another room, told her she was being punished for her behavior at school, had her take off her clothes and sexually assaulted her.
The girl didn’t tell her mother and other relatives about the incident with Warfield until a year after the reported incident.
Warfield is due back in court on March 18,