Collinsville man accused of offering money to have sex with minor

Axaykumar Patel

CASEYVILLE, IL (KTVI) – The St. Clair County State’s Attorney’s Office charged a Collinsville man last week for allegedly soliciting a minor for sex in exchange for money.

According to Sgt. Gerard Spratt, a spokesman for the Caseyville Police Department, investigators were first notified of the incident on Monday, July 25.

Police said the suspect, identified as 21-year old Axaykumar Patel, offered to pay a 16-year old to perform sex acts.

Patel was later arrested and charged with solicitation of a sexual act for a person under the age of 18. He remains in custody at St. Clair County Jail on $50,000 bond.