A 45-year-old Belleville man was charged on Friday in connection with the sexual abuse of a 2-year-old female relative.
Quincy R. Ware of 6 Edwards Drive, Apt. 1, faces two counts of aggravated criminal sexual abuse, one count of attempted predatory criminal sexual assault and one count of sexual exploitation of a child.
Belleville Police Capt. Don Sax said officers found out about a possible sexual assault Thursday from a third party. The incident happened in the 500 block of South Jackson Street.
Police said the mother of the victim took her child to a St. Louis hospital for medical evaluation.
Police said Ware has a pending child sex case that originated in East Saint Louis, where he was charged with aggravated criminal sexual assault and aggravated criminal sexual abuse and was out on bond. Ware remains in custody at the Belleville Police Department and will be arraigned Saturday.
His bail was set at $750,000.