Ava, IL police officer charged with sexual assault

Updated: Dec. 7, 2017 at 3:55 PM CST
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JACKSON COUNTY, IL (KFVS) - Jackson County State's Attorney announced that an Ava, Illinois police officer was seen before a Grand Jury.

William F. Fenton of Murphysboro, Illinois, was indicted by a Grand Jury in Jackson County for multiple counts of criminal sexual assault and aggravated criminal sexual abuse.

Fenton is charged with two counts class 1 felonies of criminal sexual assault and three counts of class 2 aggravated criminal sexual abuse.

Fenton allegedly committed acts of sexual penetration and sexual conduct with a juvenile during the July 2017.

On Wednesday, December 6, Fenton was arrested by Illinois State Police.

He is scheduled to make a first appearance before the court on January 3, 2018.

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