Man Sentenced For Child Sexual Assault



A man from Benton will see up to 15 years in prison for sexually assaulting a child.

Thomas L. Vaughn, 68, pleaded guilty to the charge in Franklin County court Tuesday and was handed the sentence shortly after.

Police say Vaughn assaulted a girl under 13 years old after communicating with her on Facebook. He also had child pornography on his computer.

Vaughn must serve at least 85 percent, or 12 years and nine months, in prison.

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