Wolf Lake Couple Pleads Not Guilty in Child Sex Assault


By WSIL Manager

JACKSON CO. -- A Wolf Lake couple has pleaded not guilty to sexually assaulting children.  

Robert and Bethany Pleasant, formerly of Murphysboro, appeared in Jackson County court Tuesday for a preliminary hearing.

The pair was taken into custody in June on charges of criminal sexual assault. Their arrests came 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.

After his arrest, more charges were filed against Robert Pleasant. Six of the eight new counts involve child pornography.

The couple is being held in the Jackson County Jail. Future court dates have not yet been set.



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