Hancock Co. man faces 15 counts of predatory criminal sexual assault of a child

HANCOCK COUNTY, Ill. (NEWS3) — The Hancock County Sheriff’s Office arrested a man for two warrants related to child sex abuse charges.

Sheriff Scott Bentzinger said Alfred Cote, 61, of Nauvoo, Ill. was arrested on Monday, Nov. 18, for two Hancock County warrants.

Bentzinger said Cote was charged with eight counts of predatory criminal sexual assault of a child. Cote also faces another seven counts of predatory criminal sexual assault of a child, according to the sheriff.

Cote remains in the Hancock County Jail pending bond, awaiting his next court appearance.