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Granite City Man Charged in Sexual Assault of Teen

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GRANITE CITY, IL. (KMOX) - A Granite City man is charged with  the criminal sexual assault of a teenage girl.

Police say 47 year old Johnny Lee Carpenter is hospitalized because he tried to kill himself after a woman interrupted a sexual encounter between Carpenter and the girl.

Carpenter , of the 900 block of 24th street in Granite City, allegedly cut and stabbed himself on the arms, legs, abdomen and neck with a kitchen knife.

He was spotted walking in the 2200 block of Century Drive in Granite City, covered in blood.  That’s where police arrested him.

Police say Carpenter had an ongoing sexual relationship with the girl for two years but would not reveal their relationship.

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