Wolf Lake Couple Charged With Child Sex Assault


By WSIL Manager

JACKSON CO. -- A Wolf Lake couple is facing child sex assault charges.

Robert and Bethany Pleasant, formerly of Murphysboro, were arrested Wednesday night on outstanding Jackson County warrants.

Robert Pleasant, 36, is charged with two counts of predatory criminal sexual assault. Bethany Pleasant, 25, is facing charges of predatory criminal sexual assault of a victim under the age of 13 and criminal sexual assault of a victim between the ages of 13 and 17.

The charges come after a month-long investigation by the Murphysboro Police Department, DCFS and the Michigan Child Protective Services Agency into the alleged abuse of three children.

The couple is being held in the Jackson County Jail on $1 million bond each. A preliminary hearing is set for July 8.

The Union County Sheriff's Office, Jackson County Sheriff's Office and Illinois State Police assisted in the arrests.

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