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Cahokia man accused of soliciting sex from 14-year-old girl, police say

Jesse Brewer
Jesse Brewer

A 21-year-old Cahokia man is accused of grooming a child to have sex with him using Facebook messenger, according to charges filed Friday.

Prosecutors say Jesse A. Brewer used Facebook Messenger to seduce a 14-year-old girl from Fairview Heights. He is accused of discussing the “act of sexual conduct or penetration” in those messages while intending to commit sexual abuse, according to court records.

Brewer is believed to have groomed the girl for a little less than a week at the end of November 2017, according to prosecutors.

He was arrested Thursday by Fairview Heights police and charged Friday with grooming and indecent solicitation of a child. He posted bond and was released from the St. Clair County Jail.

Brewer has no prior criminal history in St. Clair County.