Man arrested for alleged sex offense

Staff writer

Edwin M. Klenda, 55, Marion, was arrested last week on an attorney general’s charge of aggravated sexual battery.

State statutes, cited in the complaint, define aggravated sexual battery as “the touching of a victim who is 16 or more years of age and who does not consent thereto with the intent to arouse or satisfy the sexual desires of the offender or another … when the victim is overcome by force or fear.”

The victim was listed as a woman in her 40s living in Marion County when the alleged incident occurred on or around Feb. 3, 2015.

State sentencing guidelines indicate aggravated sexual assault could result in a sentence of from 2½ years to 11 years, 4 months, depending on prior criminal history.

A criminal complaint specifies the case involves domestic violence designation, which could result in additional penalties.

Last modified Sept. 7, 2016