Bail set at $500k for DuQuoin man charged with sex assault of child

PERRY COUNTY — Bail has been set at $500,000 for a 29-year-old Du Quoin man who has been charged in Perry County Court with sexually assaulting a 7-year-old.

Andy Kirkpatrick (Source: PCSO)
Andy Kirkpatrick
(Source: PCSO)

Andy S. Kirkpatrick is charged with two counts of predatory criminal sexual assault of a child under the age of 13.

Du Quoin Police were called to Marshall Browning Hospital around 7:20 p.m. Sunday to investigate the reported assault of a 7-year-old girl which had occurred earlier that evening.

The investigation led officers to Kirkpatrick who was found on East South Street in Du Quoin and taken into custody.

A preliminary hearing is set for June 29. Predatory criminal sexual assault of a child is a class X felony and carries a penalty of 6 to 30 years in the Illinois Department of Corrections.