Philemon Hardas is in the St. Clair County Jail tonight. Investigators tell News 4 he offered to pay two 15 year old girls money for sex last summer. The alleged abuse took place in either June or July of 2009. Detectives with the sheriff’s department learned about it in October of last year; but, it was not until yesterday that prosecutors felt they had enough evidence to charge Hardas.
Hardas lives near Collinsville. His bond is $ 100,000 dollars. He is charged with sexual assault and sexual abuse for soliciting a child.
St. Clair County Detectives fear there could be more victims; If you have information please call the sheriff’s department at 618-781-7838.