- Associated Press - Wednesday, January 23, 2019

WAUKEGAN, Ill. (AP) - A U.S. Marine Corps recruiter working in suburban Chicago has been charged with sexually assaulting a teenage girl.

Alexander Louis of North Chicago on Wednesday was ordered held in lieu of $50,000 on felony sexual assault charges. The 27-year-old Louis is accused of assaulting a Lake Villa Township juvenile.

According to the Lake County Sheriff’s Department, the girl became acquainted with Louis as she considered enlisting in the Marines. Louis, who worked as a recruiter in Waukegan since 2016, did not serve as the teen’s recruiter.

Authorities say Louis drove several times to the girl’s home while her parents were away. They say during at least one visit, Louis engaged in a sexual act with the girl.

It wasn’t immediately known if Louis, who is being held in the Lake County jail, has legal representation. He is scheduled to return to court Friday.

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