Man Arrested for Sexually Assaulting 7yr old Girl

By WEEK Producer

October 18, 2011 Updated Oct 26, 2013 at 2:18 AM CDT

Bloomington Police have arrested a previous sex offender on charges of sexually assaulting a 7 year old girl.

Charles Radcliffe has been charged with predatory criminal sexual assault, aggravated battery to a child, and sex offender registration violation.

The McLean County State's Attorney says Radcliffe was living with the 7 year old girl and her mom in efforts to help with rent.

According to court documents the 7 year old first told her teacher that a male strangled her and put his hand over her mouth as she slept.

She told others at the Child's Advocacy Center that he touched her inappropriately.

Radcliffe denies abusing the girl. He says he moved 2 to 3 months ago and did not register his current address.

Bond was sent at $500,000. He is expected in court November 4th.

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