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August 7, 2014

Cahokia man charged with sex abuse of 16-year-old girl

A St. Clair County prosecutor on Thursday charged Robert V. Atkinson, 45, of the 1900 block of Harvest Ave., Cahokia, with four counts of aggravated criminal sexual abuse of a 16-year-old female.

Each charge is classified as a Class 2 criminal felony, which carries a potential prison term of between three to seven years, or seven to 14 years in the case of an extended sentence.

The alleged acts of sexual abuse occurred on Aug. 4, according to criminal complaint filed by assistant state's attorney Amanda M. Fischer.

Atkinson remains an inmate at the St. Clair County Jail, with bail set at $100,000.

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