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Former southern IL pastor won't go to prison for accused crime

UNION COUNTY, IL (KFVS) -

A former southern Illinois pastor accused of sexually abusing a child will not go to prison for the alleged crime.

Instead, The state will look after Bill Vandergraph.

That order came down Friday inside the Union County Court House.

An attorney says Vandergraph will be remanded to the Illinois Department of Health and Human Services.

That could last more than 50 years.

However the ruling will be reviewed every six months.

Last year, Vandergraph was found mentally unfit to stand trial.

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