A settlement being discussed in a criminal sexual assault case filed against a rural Aledo man. That information divulged during a pre-trial conference for 30 year old Eric Maurice Thirtyacre this morning in Mercer County Circuit Court. He was arrested last month following an investigation by the Mercer County Sheriff’s Department. Thirtyacre is facing Class 1 and Class 2 felonies in connection with an alleged incident involving a victim between the ages of 13 and 17. He remains free on bond with another pre-trial conference scheduled for August 29th.