A Belleville man has been charged in the case the sexual assault of an 11-year-old Mehlville girl.
St. Louis County Police Chief Jon Belmar announced the charges against Larry Alverson, 41, Tuesday night.
He is charged with one count of burglary in the first degree, three counts of statutory sodomy of a child less than 12 years of age with a weapon, and three counts of armed criminal action.
He is being held in lieu of $1 million in bail.
Alverson was apprehended on South Broadway in St. Louis around 5:30 a.m. Tuesday. He ran from St. Louis police, who used dogs to apprehend him. He was treated for injuries at a hospital.
On July 17, 2015 a juvenile victim stated that an unknown man brushed up against her at a local supermarket.
The victim stated she woke up in the early morning hours of July 18, 2015, to find that same man in the bedroom with her and her younger brothers.
She stated the man was armed with a knife and told them he would kill them. The man sexually assaulted the juvenile victim.
Both the juvenile victim and one of her brothers identified the suspect in a live lineup as the man who was in the bedroom that night.
Alverson, was on parole after being convicted in a similar case in the Metro East. He reportedly cut off the ankle bracelet monitor that he had been ordered to wear so police could keep track of his whereabouts.
He was charged last week with violating his monitoring devise, damaging government property and public indecency and lewd exposure.
He allegedly exposed himself at the Southern Illinois Healthcare Foundation at 180 South 3rd Street, charges say.
Alverson was freed from jail after serving time for a criminal trespass on a residence in the Metro East. He has been sentenced in February to 2½ years but was released at the end of June.
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