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GRANITE CITY • A 35-year-old Eureka man has been charged with inappropriately touching two young girls last week while staying at their home.

Madison County prosecutors charged Jason E. Starko of the 100 block of Dickey Bottoms Road with two counts of aggravated criminal sexual abuse. A judge set his bail at $250,000. He was not in custody late Tuesday afternoon.

The girls are both under the age of 8. Police said Starko was an acquaintance, but not a boyfriend, of the victims' mother.



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