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West Frankfort man faces charge of sexually assaulting child

  • John A. Fonte-Weston

    John A. Fonte-Weston

Benton News
updated: 5/22/2019 8:57 AM

Deputies last week arrested a West Frankfort man accused of sexually assaulting a child.

Franklin County Sheriff David Bartoni reports deputies have arrested John A. Fonte-Weston, 23, of rural West Frankfort on a charge of predatory criminal sexual assault of a child. The investigation is a result of a complaint from the parent of a minor child who is under the age of 13 from a neighboring county.

Fonte-Weston is currently being held in the Franklin County Jail pending formal charging by the Franklin County States Attorney's Office, when bond will be set.

Detectives from the Franklin County Sheriff's Office were assisted by the Herrin Police Department and the Franklin Williamson County Child Advocacy Center.