No change in bond in Mercer Co. sexual assault of a child case

60-year-old Mark Artcher, the former Aledo teacher charged with sexually assaulting a child, made a request to have his bond modified Thursday.

While Judge Peter Church denied the modification today, he held the right to make a ruling at a later date.

Artcher is charged with a Class X count of predatory criminal sexual assault, as well as two counts of criminal sexual abuse, both for acts against children.

Artcher is free on $100,000 bond.

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