Police arrest man for assault of a child

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(Provided Photo/Christian County Sheriff's Department) (Provided Photo/Christian County Sheriff's Department)

MATTOON – Police arrested a homeless man on Wednesday on preliminary charges of predator criminal sexual assault of a child and criminal trespass to state supported property.

Keon Cooper, 24, was arrested around 8 a.m. in the 1800 block of South 9th Street. Police say Cooper trespassed at the Sunrise Apartments, a property where he had been previously banned, and assaulted a child.

Cooper was arrested and taken to jail.

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