Former Pekin fire captain facing criminal sexual assault charge

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PEKIN, Ill. (WMBD) — A former captain and fire prevention officer with the Pekin Fire Department has been arrested for allegedly sexually assaulting a woman while she was unconscious.

Jamie Evans, 52, is facing one count of criminal sexual assault. According to Tazewell County Court records, an affidavit claimed a woman was in an abusive relationship with Evans, who was her landlord.

The affidavit revealed Evans would threaten the woman.

“[REDACTED] stated Evans is very controlling,” the affidavit read. “Evans drives everywhere, won’t allow [REDACTED] to have friends, and shows up at the home unannounced and lets himself in even when the door is locked and at times when [REDACTED] is sleeping.”

Additionally, the affidavit claimed a video was found on Evans’ phone showing an assault on an asleep or unconscious woman.

His bail has been set at $150,000.

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