Fairview Heights man charged with sexual assault of 12-year-old girl

News-DemocratNovember 9, 2013 

A 20-year-old man has been charged with sexually assaulting a 12-year-old girl in Caseyville, according to police.

Damon Bledsoe, of the 100 block of Estates View Drive in Fairview Heights, has been charged with predatory criminal sexual assault. If convicted, Bledsoe faces up to 60 years in prison.

The child's grandmother called Caseyville police on July 8 concerned Bledsoe had sexual intercourse with her granddaughter. Bledsoe is not related to the alleged victim.

The St. Clair County State's Attorney's Office issued the charge Tuesday. Bledsoe remains incarcerated at the St. Clair County Jail on a $350,000 bail.