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.