Madison County indictment: Cop, attorney offered services for sex

News-DemocratAugust 29, 2013 

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A Madison County grand jury on Thursday indicted a Wood River police officer on a charge of official misconduct.

Jeremy J. Elliott, 32, is accused of soliciting a sexual favor from a 29-year-old woman while he was on the job.

A Madison County Sheriff's Department investigation revealed that Elliott offered the woman police assistance in exchange for the sexual act.

Elliott, who is currently suspended without pay, faces a penalty range from probation to five years in prison if convicted on the Class 3 felony. His bail was set at $50,000 by Circuit Judge Kyle Napp and he is expected to surrender at the Madison County Jail in Edwardsville later Thursday.

The grand jury also returned two charges of solicitation of a sexual act against attorney Bradford E. Hunt of Alton.

It is alleged that Hunt, 56, offered to provide legal service to two women in exchange for a sex acts.

In addition to the Class A misdemeanors, he faces penalties ranging from fines and probation up to one year in jail.

Hunt's bail was set at $10,000. He is currently awaiting trial on marijuana-related felony charges from earlier this year.

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