Central Illinois Man Waives Prelim In Mercer County Sex Assault Case

leonhartA central Illinois man has waived his preliminary hearing in a predatory criminal sexual assault case filed against him in Mercer County. 47 year old Harry Leonhart of Carlinville faces two Class X felony counts involving a victim under the age of 13. He was arrested last month. The investigation involved the Mercer County Sheriff’s Department, Joy Police Department and Illinois Department of Children and Family Services. Leonhart remains in the Mercer County Jail on $200,000 bond. A pre-trial conference has been scheduled for June 3rd.