July 2, 2014

Fayetteville man charged with rape

A Fayetteville man faces felony charges after police said he engaged in sex with a woman against her will.

Derek A. Gravot, 24 of 2121 South Second St., Fayetteville, was charged June 23 with criminal sexual assault.

The charges state that Gravot "knowingly committed an act of sexual penetration" with a woman by "threat of force."

Gravot has no previous felony convictions. He posted $20,000 bond and was released from the St. Clair County Jail.

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