Collinsville man charged with sexual assault on two teens
By KMOV Web Producer
A Collinsville man was charged Thursday with sexual assault on two teens last summer.
Police say Philemon Hardas, 72, is charged with criminal sexual assault and criminal sexual abuse for the indecent solicitation of a child.
According to the St. Clair County Sheriff’s Investigator Sgt. Dan Stockett, Hardas is accused of offering two 15-year-old girls money for a sex act. The assaults happened between June and July of last year and were reported to police in October.
Police believe there may be more victims and are asking anyone who knows a victim to call St. Clair County Sheriff’s Investigator Scott Toth at 618-781-7838.
Hardas remains in custody at the St. Clair County jail. His bail is set at $100,000.