GODFREY — A 20-year-old Alton High School student is in police custody after an alleged sexual assault at Alton High School.
Assistant Madison County State’s Attorney Stephanee Smith said the incident happened Friday, March 14, at the high school, 4200 N. Humbert Road, Godfrey.
The suspect is a 20-year-old male student; the victim is an 18-year-old female student. The suspect and victim know each other, Smith said.
Because the charge is sealed, Smith said she could not identify the suspect or provide other details of the incident.
In an emailed statement, Alton School District Assistant Superintendent Kristie Baumgartner said: “The alleged incident occurred after school and involved two students who were in a prior relationship. Once notified of the alleged incident, Alton High administrators immediately contacted the Madison County Sheriff’s Department and provided their full cooperation into the investigation. “Because this matter involves student discipline and is a continuing law enforcement investigation, we will not provide any additional comment.”