Couple Pleads Not Guilty To Sexually Assaulting Children

Robert and Bethany Pleasant

Robert and Bethany Pleasant

Murphysboro, Ill. – A couple is pleading not guilty to several charges related to the sexual assault of three children.

Robert and Bethany Pleasant entered their pleas Tuesday in Jackson County court. Bethany faces two charges of sexually assaulting a victim between the ages of 13 and 17. Robert faces several more charges, including sexually assaulting a family member under the age of 18 and possessing child pornography with the victim under the age of 13.

The charges stem from a month-long investigation into the abuse of three children in Illinois and Michigan. No future court date has been set.