Man Sentenced To 14 Years For Sexually Assaulting A Child

Jackson County, Ill. – A man has been sentenced to 14 years in prison for sexually assaulting a six-year-old child.

The State’s Attorney’s office says 43-year-old Willie Gaston received the maximum penalty for charges of aggravated criminal sexual abuse.

Gaston was convicted after a trial in late April. The mother of the victim reported the sexual abuse in November of last year.