The Aledo Police Department was notified on February 6th, 2013 of a possible sexual assault incident and opened an investigation. The Aledo Police Department notified DCFS who immediately responded and started their investigation also. The investigation led to the arrest of Charles A. Cooper (Age 45) of Aledo. Mr. Cooper was arrested by the Mercer County Sheriff’s Department on Wednesday, February 20th, 2013 and transported to the jail for booking procedures. Mr. Cooper was charged with Ct. 1 Indecent Solicitation of a Minor and Ct. II Criminal Sexual Assault with bond set at $125,000 (10% applies).
Mr. Cooper is being held at the Mercer County Sheriff’s Department and a court date will be scheduled.
This is an on-going investigation by the Aledo Police Department and Illinois State Police Zone 2 Investigations.
For additional information contact J. Michael Sponsler, Chief of Police at (309) 582-2330.