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8/31/2013 7:22:00 AM
La Salle man held on $1 million bond on sex charge

Craig Sterrett
News Editor

A 26-year-old La Salle man has been charged with predatory criminal sexual assault.

According to a La Salle police report filed Friday, an arrest warrant with bond set at $1 million was issued Friday, and Phalen A. Bertalot of 637 Joliet St. was taken into custody without incident.

The charge is a Class X felony with a base sentencing range of 6-30 years in prison.
The location of the alleged incident or incidents in the case was listed in the police report as “various” and the date was listed as Monday, Aug. 26.

In order to protect the victim, La Salle police detective Jason Quinn on Saturday said he could not divulge many details of the case but said the allegations were made Monday and the alleged crimes occurred over four years at residences of Bertalot.

He anticipated Bertalot would before a judge soon.

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