A 33-year-old Alton man has been charged with two counts of Predatory Criminal Sexual Assault of a Child. Police believe Frederick O. Burns (pictured) of the 3,600 block of E. Doerr Avenue assaulted the child over nearly four years, dating from the middle of June 2009 through April of this year. Burns was taken into custody Friday afternoon without incident.
Predatory Criminal Sexual Assault of a Child is a Class X felony, punishable by a prison term of 6-30 years. Burns is said to be a friend of the victim's mother. The victim was under 13 years old at the time of the alleged assault. Bond is set at $150,000.