Suspect in custody after sexual assault outside Belleville MetroLink station - KMOV.com

Suspect in custody after sexual assault outside Belleville MetroLink station

BELLEVILLE, Illinois – Police have arrested a suspect accused of sexually assaulting a woman outside a MetroLink station in Belleville on Tuesday.

Police said the victim, 18, was outside the Belleville MetroLink Station on Scheel Street around 12:30 a.m. when a man in his 20s offered her a ride.

Authorities said they were walking toward the man’s vehicle when he threw her down on the ground and sexually assaulted her.

Police responded to the scene, but the man was already gone. The victim was transported to the hospital for treatment.

Charges against the suspect have not yet been filed.

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