Jury convicts southern Illinois man in abuse case - KFVS12 News & Weather Cape Girardeau, Carbondale, Poplar Bluff

Jury convicts southern Illinois man in abuse case

Willie Gaston (Source: Jackson Co. Jail) Willie Gaston (Source: Jackson Co. Jail)
JACKSON COUNTY, IL (KFVS) -

A Jackson County jury returned a guilty verdict against a man accused of sexually abusing a 6-year-old.

Prosecutors say Willie Gaston's victim told her mother what happened in November 2013.

Forensic experts say Gaston's DNA was found on the child's clothing.

Gaston could face up to 14 years in prison.

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