Peoria Heights Teen Charged in Sexual Abuse Case

By WEEK Producer

March 8, 2011 Updated Mar 8, 2011 at 10:44 PM CDT

18 year old Andrew Carson went before a judge in Tazewell County today charged with two counts of aggravated criminal sexual abuse.

Carson, of East Peoria, is the man who drove a stolen vehicle off Grandview Drive on Sunday night in what police say may have been a suicide attempt.

Carson was being sought by East Peoria Police in connection with an alleged sexual abuse case at the time.

Carson suffered shoulder and arm injuries, and was arrested after he was released from OSF St. Francis Medical Center.

Carson was ordered held on $2,000 bond.