Collinsville bus monitor charged with child sex abuse

News-DemocratApril 25, 2014 

A 76-year-old Fairmont City man has been charged with sexually abusing a child.

The Madison County State's Attorney charged Thomas Hartsoe Thursday with one count of aggravated criminal sexual abuse and another count of sexual exploitation of a child.

The charges stem from a complaint from Collinsville School District Unit 10 of inappropriate contact between Hartsoe and a student. Hartsoe is employed by school bus transportation company First Student.

Hartsoe is in custody in the Collinsville Jail. His bail has been set at $200,000.