Former Richmond resident charged with sexual abuse

RICHMOND – A former Richmond resident was charged with sexually abusing a child last week, police said.

Karl W. Davis, 38, of 2418 67th St., Kenosha, Wis., was charged Sept. 25 with aggravated criminal sexual abuse, a Class 2 felony, according to a news release from the Richmond Police Department and court records.

According to a police investigation, the abuse happened in 2003 when Davis was a resident of Richmond, said Dave Byrnes, community liaison officer for the Richmond Police Department.

The investigation began when the child, now an adult, came forward, he said.

The two were "mutually known to each other," the release said. Byrnes declined to clarify.

Davis was arrested Sept. 25 and has since been released from the McHenry County Jail. 

His next court appearance is a preliminary hearing scheduled for Oct. 28.

– Emily K. Coleman

NOTE TO READERS: The age of Karl W. Davis was corrected in this story.