West Frankfort, Ill. man accused of sexual assault of child

Man accused of assaulting minor

WEST FRANKFORT, Ill. (KFVS) - A rural West Frankfort man is facing charges for alleged sexual assault.

John A. Fonte-Weston, 23, was arrested and is being held in the Franklin County Jail pending formal charges by the Franklin County State’s Attorney’s Office.

According to Franklin County Sheriff David Bartoni, he was arrested for predatory sexual assault of a child after a complaint was filed from the parent of a child under 13 who lives in a neighboring county.

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

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