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.

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