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Anna Man Pleads Guilty to Criminal Sexual Assault

ANNA – An Anna man is set to be sentenced later this year in Union County after pleading guilty for criminal sexual assault.

Union County State’s Attorney Tyler E. Tripp announced Monday that 22-year-old Rusty A. Shipley pled guilty to one count of Criminal Sexual Assault, a Class 2 Felony, which is a non-probationable offense.

Shipley was charged with sexually assaulting a child under the age of 17 years during 2020 and 2021. Shipley was arrested in January of this year following an investigation by the Anna Police Department.

Shipley remains in the Jackson County Jail in Murphysboro until the sentencing hearing set on Sept. 9 at the Union County Courthouse in Jonesboro.