Illinois State Police (ISP) officials announce the arrest of
Mark R. Artcher, 60, who was arrested in Mercer County and charged with
two counts of Predatory Criminal Sexual Assault of a Child (Class X
Felonies).

SUSPECT ARRESTED AND CHARGED WITH FELONY PREDATORY CRIMINAL SEXUAL ASSAULT
OF A CHILD

Aledo, IL -  Illinois State Police (ISP) officials announce the arrest of
Mark R. Artcher, 60, who was arrested in Mercer County and charged with
two counts of Predatory Criminal Sexual Assault of a Child (Class X
Felonies).
On Thursday, April 25, 2019, Artcher was arrested and charged two counts
of Predatory Criminal Sexual Assault of a Child (Class X Felonies) after a
thorough investigation completed by ISP Investigators, with the assistance
of the Aledo Police Department, the Mercer County Sheriff?s Office, and
the Moline Police Department.
Deputies arrested Artcher at approximately 2:30 p.m. at a local area
hospital where he was being treated. Upon release from the hospital,
Artcher will be secured at the Mercer County Jail.
The investigation is currently open and ongoing. Additional charges are
anticipated upon review by the Mercer County State?s Attorney.
(Booking photo not available at this time)
The public is reminded all persons are presumed innocent until proven
guilty in a court of law.