Police: Morton man arrested in connection with sexual abuse of woman in East Peoria

East Peoria Police
East Peoria Police(25 News Now)
Published: Sep. 19, 2023 at 3:56 PM CDT
Email This Link
Share on Pinterest
Share on LinkedIn

EAST PEORIA (25News Now) - East Peoria Police say a Morton man was arrested earlier Tuesday in connection with the sexual abuse of a woman in East Peoria.

Police say 20-year-old Ezekiel Z. Metcalfe of Morton was identified as a suspect through a citizen tip.

Police now say that on Wednesday, they received a report of a 44-year-old woman who had been the victim of a sexual abuse in the 100 block of Shoshone Drive after giving Metcalfe a ride in her vehicle.

The victim provided police a description of the man and further advised the suspect had been working as a door-to-door solicitor for a solar company.

Police say Metcalfe was charged with criminal sexual abuse and transported to the Tazewell County Jail.