A 20-year-old Alton High School student is jailed on $100,000 bond, after he allegedly sexually assaulted a fellow student on school property last week. WBGZ Radio News has learned the incident allegedly took place near the end of the school day last Friday, March 15th. Captain Mike Dixon of the Madison County Sheriff’s Department says the complaint has been sealed, so the names of those involved are not being made public.
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Dixon says the suspect and victim knew each other, and had previously been in a relationship. According to police, the alleged assault happened in a closet area next to the welding room. When asked why the name of the suspect was not being released even though the person is 20 years old, a spokeswoman for the Madison County State’s Attorney’s Office says they will ask that charges be sealed on occasion in cases like this. The suspect is in the Madison County Jail, charged with Criminal Sexual Assault.