Carmi Man Sentenced to 40 Years for Sexual Assault


By WSIL Manager

CARMI -- A White County man is headed to prison for sexually assaulting a child.

Louis Banks, Jr., 50, of Carmi, pleaded guilty Monday to one count of predatory criminal sexual assault of a child under the age of 13. Prosecutors say the crime occurred in December.

Under a plea agreement, Banks was immediately sentenced to 40 years in prison. A second sexual assault count was dismissed.

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