GRANITE CITY, Ill. (KMOV) – A Granite City man has been charged with predatory criminal assault for molesting a 7-year-old child.
Investigators say 55-year-old Richard Hersom performed a sex act with the child in late 2009.
Wednesday afternoon, neighbors say police raided Hersom’s home on Edwards Street in Granite City.
Hersom’s relatives say they are shocked by the allegations and say he is innocent.
Hersom’s bail is set at $250,000. He is a convicted child sex offender from an incident in 1993 when he assaulted another family member.