Michael Foxworth Jr. charged with sexually abusing young relative

4:56 PM, Mar 8, 2013   |    comments
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BELLEVILLE, Ill. (KSDK) - A 62-year-old Metro East man is charged for allegedly sexually abusing a young girl who is related to him.

According to Captain Donald Sax, a spokesman for the Belleville Police Department, officers were called to a local hospital in mid-January for a criminal sexual abuse complaint. The 12-year-old victim told authorities that over the last several months, the suspect started touching her inappropriately, which escalated to sexual penetration.

On March 5, authorities arrested Michael Foxworth Jr. and on two counts of predatory criminal sexual assault and two counts of criminal sexual abuse.

Foxworth Jr. remains jailed on $750,000 bond.

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