Alton man jailed after being accused of rape

Javier Francisco Cuellar // Hidalgo County Jail Photo

An Alton man remains behind bars under a $20,000 bond after being accused of rape.

Alton police arrested Javier Francisco Cuellar on a sexual assault charge Friday.

Alton Police Chief Enrique Sotelo did not return calls requesting a coment and more information.

Court records show that Cuellar's last known address was listed as East Franklin Street in Alton.

The 25-year-old rape suspect has a previous criminal history that includes burglary, theft, DWI and criminal trespass going back to 2006.

Cuellar remained in custody Monday evening at the Hidalgo County Jail.