Sexual abuse charges filed against Collinsville bus monitor

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COLLINSVILLE, IL (KTVI)-Madison County Circuit Court filed sexual abuse charges Friday against a bus monitor employed by First Student. The man worked in the Collinsville School District. Thomas Hartsoe, 76, of Fairmont City is accused of sexual abuse and sexual exploitation of a child. On April 3, Collinsville Police received a complaint of possible inappropriate contact between and adult bus monitor and a child.

Hartsoe is in custody and being held on $200,000 bond.

Anyone who has information about this case or other potential cases involving Hartsoe is encouraged to contact Detective Bud Jeremias at 618-344-2131 ext 5275 or Crime Stoppers at 1-866-371-8477.

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