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Former sheriff's deputy arrested for sexual assault

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FRANKLIN CO. -- Sheriff's deputies in Franklin County arrested a former colleague Thursday morning after a nearly two year long sexual assault investigation.

Christopher N. Hampton, 37, of Mulkeytown, faces charges of criminal sexual assault and custodial sexual misconduct.

The arrest stems from an incident on January 16, 2016 involving a woman who had been arrested. Hampton was a Franklin County Sheriff's deputy at the time.

Sheriff Don Jones placed Hampton on administrative leave the same day.

Two days later the sheriff asked Illinois State Police to launch an investigation. Hampton then resigned his position.

A special prosecutor from the State's Attorney's Appellant Prosecutors Office is now handling the case. 

Hampton remains in the Franklin County jail on $150,000 bond.

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