Alton couple accused of sexually assaulting young girl

Alton couple accused of sexually assaulting young girl

Alton couple accused of sexually assaulting young girl

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by Kyle Tons / KMOV.com

KMOV.com

Posted on July 12, 2012 at 9:09 AM

Updated Thursday, Jul 12 at 4:53 PM

MADISON COUNTY, Ill. (KMOV.com) – Madison County prosecutors filed charges Wednesday against a husband and wife for allegedly sexually assaulting a five-year-old girl.

Police report David Brian Armstrong, 33 and Danielle M. Armstrong, 22 of Alton, Illinois are officially charged with predatory criminal sexual assault of a child. Both are accused of forcing the young girl to perform sex acts.

Police are investigating but do not think there are any other victims in the case.

According to court documents, the couple touched the five-year-old in her private areas and then forced her to do the same to them.

State's Attorney Tim Gibbons is appalled by the crime and promises to seek the harshest sentence possible.

"Horrrific acts were visited upon this child. These two adults preyed on her and in the most horrible of ways and it's just an absolutely what must be devastating for a young innocent person like her," he said.

The child is in protective custody. The suspects are both being held on $150,000 bond.

A police investigation is ongoing.

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