Michael E. Hunt Sr., was charged Thursday morning in Marion County court with Class 1 felony criminal sexual assault.
According to Marion County State’s Attorney Matt Wilzbach, hunt admitted to sheriff’s detective Anthony Decker a sexual relationship with the young girl.
The abuse reportedly began several years ago, and started with fondling before it recently escalated to intercourse.
Wilzbach says the girl allegedly told Hunt to stop the abuse, or she would tell, and he subsequently admitted the acts to his wife.
However, that conversation was reportedly overheard by someone else who contacted law enforcement.