A pair of Madison County men have been charged with eight felonies after they allegedly attended a party at a house and then, after the gathering was over, returned to attack the man and woman living in the house.
According to police, Malik Carter, 19, and Otis Harris, 22, pistol-whipped the man and sexually abused the woman by improperly touching her.
The crimes took place in a residence in the 1000 block of Union Street in Alton, police said.
After the attacks, police said, the men stole the victims' cell phones, some electronics and took off in their car.
Investigators believe the suspects and the victims knew each other before the attack.