DeSoto man sentenced to prison for sexual assault of a child

A DeSoto, Illinois man has been sentenced to 30 years in prison for sexual assault of a child.

Jackson County State’s Attorney Michael Carr says 41-year-old Anthony Starrett was accused of touching a child under the age of 13 in an inappropriate way.

During an investigation, Starrett confessed to the crime.

Starrett was charged with Predatory Criminal Sexual Assault of a Child.

He was sentenced to 30 years in prison and must serve at least 85% of that sentence. He will also have to register as a sex offender.

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