Police: Man sexually assaulted 3-year-old child

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Alfred Sarver, 81 Alfred Sarver, 81

MATTOON, Ill. (WAND) – An 81-year-old man sexually assaulted a small child, police say.

Officers say Alfred Sarver admitted to touching a 3-year-old child in a sexual way three times in the last month. They arrested him on Thursday.

Sarver faces a charge of predatory criminal sexual assault.

He is behind bars in the Coles County Jail. His bond is set at $150,000.

Sarver’s preliminary hearing is scheduled for 10 a.m. on June 7 in Coles County.

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