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Man sexually assaulted babysitter at his Troy, Ill., home, police say

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TROY, Ill. • Charges filed Friday accuse Jeremy H. Embrich, 41, of the sexual assault earlier this year of a girl, 16, who was babysitting at his home in Troy, Ill.

Embrich, who has since moved to Caseyville, was held in jail in lieu of $1 million bail set by Madison County Circuit Judge Richard Tognarelli.

Embrich was named on two counts of criminal sexual assault and one count of aggravated criminal sexual abuse for a crime that occurred Jan. 31, 2015, according to State's Attorney Thomas Gibbons' office. Officials said that Embrich's son, 15 months old, was no longer in his care when he was arrested.

Each assault charge carries a maximum penalty of up to 15 years in prison; the maximum on the abuse charge would be seven years. 

The case was investigated by Troy police with help from the Madison County Children’s Advocacy Center, Illinois State Police crime lab and Cardinal Glennon Children’s Medical Center.

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