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O’Fallon, Ill. man charged with sexual abuse of a minor

Fred Cooks

O’FALLON, Ill. – The St. Clair County State’s Attorney’s Office charged an O’Fallon, Illinois man Wednesday for engaging in sexual conduct with an underaged teen.

According to Detective Sgt. Craig Koch, a police spokesman, authorities responded to a complaint on December 1 alleging Fred Cooks had inappropriate contact with a person between 13 and 17 years of age.

Cooks, 34, was charged with aggravated criminal sexual abuse. He’s being held on a $100,000 bail.

Koch said police do not believe they’ll find additional victims in the case.