BENTON – Franklin County State’s Attorney Abby Dinn announced Thursday that a West Frankfort man was recently sentenced in Franklin County to 48 years in prison for one count of Predatory Criminal Sexual Assault of a Child.

Dinn says a Franklin County jury returned an unanimous verdict of guilty against 63-year-old Steven D. Sneed on Aug. 24 of last year after she presented evidence that Sneed committed an act of sexual contact with a 10-year-old child for the purposes of sexual gratification or arousal during the summer of 2018.

The case was investigated by the West Frankfort Police Department and the Franklin Williamson Child Advocacy Center and prosecuted by State’s Attorney Abby Dinn.