Son of Illinois state senator charged with sexual assault

Kenwahn VanPelt

Kenwahn Van Pelt, song of State Senator Patricia Van Pelt, is charged with criminal sexual assault involving two women at a Matteson hotel.

Van Pelt is accused of sexually assaulting a 22-year-old woman on Feb. 16, 2017. The victim said that after Van Pelt gave the woman and her 22-year-old friend alcohol in the VIP section of a Markham club and allegedly attempted to get them drunk. Van Pelt then allegedly invited them both back to a hotel.

The victim said she shared a bed with her friend and woke up to Van Pelt assaulting her. After the alleged sexual assault, the victim called Matteson police and went to South Suburban Hospital where a rape kit was taken.

Van Pelt appeared in bond court Thursday and was released on a $100,000 bond. His next court date is March 21.

ABC 7 Eyewitness News reached out to Sen. Van Pelt, who had no comment.
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