Collinsville man charged with sexual assault

SHILOH, IL (KTVI) – The St. Clair County State’s Attorney’s Office charged a 22-year-old Collinsville man in connection with a sexual assault that took place earlier this week in Shiloh.

According to Detective Sgt. Jesse Phillips, a spokesman for the Shiloh Police Department, the incident occurred on the evening of October 2 at a residence in the 2600 block of London Lane. The victim told police she had a male acquaintance over and that she was assaulted during a time when she was unable to give consent.

Investigators identified and apprehended the suspect, Christian Christmas, on October 10 with help from campus police from Southern Illinois University Edwardsville.

Christmas was charged Wednesday with one count of criminal sexual assault. He remains in custody at St. Clair County Jail on $75,000 bond.