O’Fallon man charged with sexually abusing a minor

An O’Fallon man has been charged with one count of Aggravated Criminal Sexual Abuse to a minor.

On December 5, 2018, the St. Clair County States Attorneys Office issued a one count Criminal Complaint against 34-year-old Fred E. Cooks, who resides on Carnegie Knolls Drive in O’Fallon, for the the offense of Aggravated Criminal Sexual Abuse (suspect 5 years or more older than the victim).

The arrest of Cooks was in response to a compliant filed with the O’Fallon Police Department on December 1, 2018. It is alleged that Cooks engaged in sexual conduct with a minor between the ages of 13 and 17 years old.

Cooks is being held in lieu of $100,000.00 bail. There are no other suspected victims in this case.