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updated: 9/11/2012 7:09 PM

Lombard man charged with molesting blind woman

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A Lombard man accused of sexually assaulting a blind family member was held Tuesday on $400,000 bail.

Eddie Wiser, 58, of the 2000 block Downing Street, appeared in DuPage County bond court on two counts of criminal sexual assault.

Wiser is accused of repeatedly molesting an approximately 60-year-old woman.

Assistant State's Attorney Kevin Laude said the victim was living with Wiser and his wife when the abuse began about a year ago. The victim told police she was touched inappropriately on several occasions.

"She stated that numerous times she said, 'No, no, no,' but he wouldn't stop," Laude said in court.

Wiser admitted having sexual contact with the woman but told police he believed it was consensual, according to Laude.

Laude said prosecutors might file additional charges based on the victim's age and disability.

Wiser, who has no prior criminal record, told Judge Elizabeth Sexton he's lived in Lombard about 30 years. He said he is not likely to come up with the necessary $40,000 bond to be released from jail.

"I don't have any money," he told the judge.

Sexton ordered him to have no contact with the victim and to report regularly to the county probation office should he be released.

If convicted as charged, Wiser could face up to 15 years in prison. His next court date is Sept. 24 in front of Judge Robert Kleeman.

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