Crime

Collinsville man charged with raping 18-year-old

Christian Christmas
Christian Christmas

A Collinsville man has been charged with rape for allegedly having sex with an 18-year-old woman without her consent.

Christian L. Christmas, 22, was charged Wednesday with criminal sexual assault, a felony, according to court records. Charges accuse Christmas of sexually assaulting the 18-year-old on Oct. 2 at a time that she was “unable to give knowing consent.”

Shiloh police investigated the case. Detective Sgt. Jesse Phillips, in a news release, said Christmas is an acquaintance of the woman, and that he was at her residence at the time.

Christmas’ bail is set at $75,000. He was taken into custody on Monday and remained in the St. Clair County Jail as of Friday morning.

Editor’s note: An earlier version of this story reported the 18-year-old was 8 years old.

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