• Man sentenced to 12 years for child sex assault

    by  • July 5, 2013 • News

    According to Jefferson County State’s Attorney Doug Hoffman, 26-year old Michael C. Bratcher pleaded guilty to predatory criminal sexual assault of a child and was sentenced to serve 12 years in prison, followed by parole of 3 years to life. prison-bars-thumb23796959

    He must serve at least 85 percent or just over 9 years of his sentence. According to the Mount Vernon police report, the 6-year old victim was abused in April 2013 while Bratcher was at his friend’s house. The victim was taken to a local hospital, but then transferred to a Saint Louis hospital.