An East Alton man has been charged with criminal sexual assault following an incident with a female victim several months ago. 18 year old Jacob Hyden of the 100 block of Ohio was arrested over the weekend after the charges were filed. The charges were delayed while authorities awaited the results of DNA testing.
Authorities allege Hyden sexually assaulted a female last November while she was unconscious. The victim was reported to be a minor. Hyden is being held in lieu of a half million dollar bond in the Madison County Jail, and a judge has ordered him to have no contact with the victim and remain at least 15-hundred feet from her if he is released.