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26-year-old Swansea man faces criminal sexual assault charge

A 26-year-old Swansea man sexually assaulted a 24-year-old woman who was unable to give consent, according to charges filed this month in St. Clair County.

James N. Cook of the 1800 block of Jamestown Road faces one count of criminal sexual assault, a class 1 felony. The charge alleges Cook sexually assaulted the woman on January 28.

Police apprehended Cook on a warrant on Tuesday.

A judge set Cook’s bail at $50,000.

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