An Alton man is behind bars after being accused of sexually assaulting a girl under the age of 13. 49 year old Payton L. Gray of the 900 block of Riley is charged with predatory criminal sexual assault of a child and aggravated criminal sexual abuse after he allegedly assaulted a young female relative.

Riley was taken into custody earlier this week and is being held on a bond of $250,000. He could face up to 60 years in jail if he is found guilty. No word on when the alleged incident occured.

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