Benton Man Sentenced to 15 Years for Sex Assault
BENTON -- A Franklin County man has been sentenced to 15 years in prison for sexually assaulting a child.
Thomas L. Vaughn, 68, of Benton, received the sentence after pleading guilty Tuesday to predatory criminal sexual assault of a child.
Vaughn was arrested in July after authorities said he used Facebook to lure a girl under the age of 13 and then assaulted her. Investigators said they also find child pornography on Vaughn's computer.
Vaughn was set to go on trial in November. He must serve a minimum of 85 percent of his 15-year prison term.
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