A Sterling man is behind bars after his arrest on a Whiteside County warrant for predatory criminal sexual assault.

Sean A. Harpole (photo: Whiteside County Jail)

Sterling Police arrested Sean A. Harpole, age 50, in connection with an incident that occurred in late March 2022 in Sterling, Illinois that involved a 9-year-old girl. Harpole was unable to post bond and was taken to the Whiteside County Jail.