Man accused of kidnapping, sexually assaulting 12-year-old girl

Man accused of kidnapping, sexually assaulting 12-year-old girl

SALINE COUNTY, IL (KFVS) - A Bolivar, Missouri man is facing several sexual assault charges in Saline and Johnson Counties.

David Patrick Sheppard, 42, was charged with four charges of predatory criminal sexual assault of a child in Johnson County. He also faces three more charges in Saline County, including two charges of indecent solicitation of a child and a charge of aggravated kidnapping.

According to court documents, Sheppard was found with a 12-year-old girl from Johnson County on Friday morning, July 17 when the girl's cell phone was pinged in the New Burnside area of Johnson County.  

The two may have possibly been spotted on the bike trail approximately 8 to 9 miles north of Vienna heading toward Vienna.

Sheppard is currently in the Saline County Jail.

He has a preliminary hearing on July 29 at 9 a.m. at the Johnson County Courthouse in front of Judge Williamson.

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