Central Illinois Man Facing Sex Assault Charges In Mercer County

leonhartA central Illinois man is facing predatory criminal sexual assault charges in Mercer County. The Mercer County Sheriff’s Department announced the arrest of 47 year old Harry Leonhart of Carlinville yesterday. He is facing two Class X felony counts involving a victim under the age of 13. The investigation involved the Mercer County Sheriff’s Department, Joy Police Department and Illinois Department of Children and Family Services. A preliminary hearing is set for May 6th. Leonhart is being held in the Mercer County Jail on $200,000 bond.