Inmate at Big Muddy Charged With Sexual Assault Of Fellow Inmate

INA — An inmate at the Big Muddy Correctional Center has been charged with criminal sexual assault and aggravated battery after allegedly sexually assaulting another inmate at the prison.

An Illinois Department of Corrections report indicates that 50-year-old Wendell Washington was formally charged Thursday on the new counts. Washington is in the middle of serving a term on past offenses that include: Violating the sex offender registration, criminal trespass to a residence, residential burglary, burglary, theft, and aggravated criminal sexual abuse.

The aggravated criminal sexual assault charge is a Class X felony punishable by between 6 and 30 years in prison. The reported incident took place January 18th when Washington sexually assaulted a man who was 60 years of age or older at the time. He is also accused of striking the victim about the neck and hand with his fist, knowing the victim to be 60 years of age or older.