Knox Man Arrested Amidst Sexual Battery Allegations

A Knox man was arrested last weekend on allegations of sexual battery.

A woman called police to report that she had been attacked by Ryan Povilaitis. She told Knox City Police that Povilaitis was intoxicated and came into the room in the residence they shared and he allegedly forced himself on her. The performance of the sexual act was not committed, but it was attempted. The oral form of the act reportedly occurred. He also allegedly poked the victim with toothpicks and hit her with other objects.

The victim was taken to IU Health Starke Hospital where pictures of her injuries were taken.

Povilaitis was arrested on preliminary charges of Rape, Confinement, Battery and Sexual Battery.