A Southern Illinois police officer has been indicted on charges of raping a juvenile.
William F. Fenton was indicted by a grand jury in Jackson County on two counts of sexual assault, a Class 1 felony, and three counts of aggravated sexual abuse, a Class 2 felony.
He is accused of committing acts of sexual penetration and sexual conduct with a juvenile in July, and was taken into custody Wednesday following the grand jury, according to KFVS.
Fenton, 47, of Murphysboro, is a police officer in the Ava Police Department.
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Fenton is out on bail and scheduled to appear in court in January. If convicted, he faces up to 22 years in prison, according to the Southern Illinoisan.