A Belleville man has been charged with sexually abusing and battering a 13-year-old girl.
Christopher Haentzler, 29, is accused of touching the girl inappropriately, kissing her neck and rubbing her buttocks, charges say. He was charged Monday in St. Clair County with two counts of aggravated criminal sex abuse, two counts of criminal sex abuse using force, two counts of battery and one count of unlawful restraint.
The girl told police she was sexually abused while walking home from a friend's house at about 3 a.m. June 9, according to Belleville police. She initially was going to spend the night, but decided to go home.
A white man wearing a dirty white shirt and tan pants confronted her, grabbed her arm and led her to a house on Royal Heights Road, she told police. She said he touched her inappropriately and kissed her, according to a news release.
She was not physically injured.
Police were not aware of any additional complaints involving Haentzler, but encouraged parents to speak to their children if they had any contact with him. He was not in custody at the St. Clair County Jail as of Tuesday afternoon.