Crime

Homeless Cahokia man charged with sexually assaulting teen with disability

A Cahokia man faces eight felony charges accusing him of sexually assaulting a teenager who has a disability.

Shiloh Police were alerted on April 10 that a 17-year-old boy who has a disability had been sexually assaulted by a family acquaintance who was caring for him. Charges were filed after evidence was examined by the Illinois State Police crime lab, according to a statement from Shiloh Police.

The St. Clair County State’s Attorney’s Office filed an eight-count warrant for Breon Dillard, 23, considered homeless from Cahokia. All eight counts are aggravated sexual assault, a Class X felony.

Dillard was in custody Friday at the St. Clair County Jail with bail set at $500,000.

Elizabeth Donald: 618-239-1507, @BNDedonald
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