A Geneseo Park District employee has been arrested on sexual assault charges.

A Geneseo Park District employee has been arrested on sexual assault charges.

Seth A. Shipley, 38, of Geneseo, was arrested Wednesday, Oct. 19. He is charged with three counts of predatory criminal sexual assault and one count of criminal sexual assault.

A statement released by the park department said the incident “took place outside of the park district.”

The statement continued, “At this time, the specific facts and circumstance surrounding this event have neither been fully substantiated nor confirmed. The Geneseo Park District will fully cooperate with the Geneseo Police Department during its investigation.

“Out of respect for the investigative process and in fairness to the families and parties involved, we are unable to provide further details at this time. However, we are committed to providing further facts and developments as they become known and confirmed.”

Shipley is being held on a $1 million bond at the Henry County Jail.

A preliminary hearing has been set for Oct. 30.

Anyone wishing to provide further information is asked to contact Geneseo Police Department officers Ben Sleaford or Mike Chavez at 944-5141.