A convicted sex offender is behind bars facing new charges in Madison County. 48 year old Jack Anthony Garrett of Alton is charged with eight counts of predatory sexual assault of a child and five counts of criminal sexual assault of a child following incidents that allegedly occurred between February 2011 and this month. Garrett is in custody on a bond of $1-million.
The alleged crimes were committed against a female family member under the age of 13 over a nearly three year period. The victim reportedly told another family member, who then contacted police. Garrett (pictured) was previously convicted of criminal sexual assault in Macoupin County more than ten years ago. In that case, the victim was 14 years old and Garrett was 35. He has also been convicted in the past of failure to report a change of address to police. He could face up to 60 years in jail if found guilty of the crimes.