Runge took plea offer

Zachary A. Runge

On Jan. 16, during an originally unscheduled court appearance, Zachary A. Runge agreed to take a plea offer.

Runge, now 37, was initially charged on Jan. 10, 2023 with two counts of criminal sexual assault.

It was noted that Randolph County Sheriff’s Office deputies responded to a home in Prairie du Rocher on Jan. 4, 2023, at approximately 10 p.m. for a report of sexual assault, however the alleged perpetrator, Runge, was no longer on scene.

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