McLeansboro Man Arrested for Sexually Assaulting Child


By WSIL Manager

MCLEANSBORO -- A Hamilton County man is facing charges of sexually assaulting a child.

Stephen K. Bridwell, 21, of McLeansboro, was arrested Wednesday for predatory criminal sexual assault, aggravated criminal sexual abuse, indecent solicitation and grooming. Prosecutors say Bridwell sent inappropriate texts and had sexual contact with a child under the age of 13.

Bridwell is being held in the White County Jail on $100,000 bond.

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