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Franklin County man arrested for sexual assault of a child

BENTON (WSIL) — A Franklin County man has been arrested for sexually assaulting a child.

John A. Fonte-Weston, 23, of rural West Frankfort, was arrested Friday for 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," stated Franklin County Sheriff David Bartoni in a release Friday afternoon.

Fonte-Weston is being held in the Franklin County Jail pending formal charges. 

The Franklin County Sheriff’s Office was assisted by the Herrin Police Department and the Franklin-Williamson Child Advocacy Center.

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