A 40-year-old Alton man is charged with sexually abusing a child between 2004 and 2007. Investigators say Christopher W. Hartley of the 4,100 block of Aberdeen performed sexual acts with a female family member when she was between the ages of 5 and 7 years old. Hartley is not in custody.
He is charged with six crimes in all. There are four counts of predatory criminal sexual assault of a child, which are Class X felonies punishable by 6 to 30 years in prison for each count. Two counts of aggravated criminal sexual abuse were also filed. Those are Class 2 felonies, with punishment ranging from 3 to 7 years on each count. Bond is set at $200,000.