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Dix Man Arrested on Child Sexual Assault Charge

MT. VERNON (WMIX) – Jefferson County Sheriff’s deputies arrested a 33-year-old Dix man over the weekend for an alleged child sex offense.

Bond has been set at $500,000 for Joseph Smith who was arrested Saturday on a Class X felony charge of predatory criminal sexual assault of a victim under the age of 13.

He was taken to the Jefferson County Jail where he awaits a court appearance on the charge.