Benton Man Arrested on Sexual Abuse Charge from Aug. Incident

Benton Man Arrested on Sexual Abuse Charge from Aug. Incident

MCLEANSBORO – A Benton man was arrested in Franklin County on a warrant out of Hamilton County in connection with the sexual abuse of a minor.

According to a press release from McLeansboro Police, 22-year-old Aaron A. Clark was arrested by the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office Dec. 5 for aggravated criminal sexual abuse of a victim between 13 and 17 years old.

On Aug. 26 of this year, officers responded to Hamilton Memorial Hospital for a complaint of a sexual assault that had happened. After taking the information, an investigation began into the alleged complaint. At the conclusion of the investigation, Hamilton County State’s Attorney Justin Hood approved an arrest warrant for Clark.

No other information is currently available.

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