Southern Illinois man faces child porn charges

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Web Editor - Ryan Burkett

BENTON, Ill. - A southern Illinois man is in custody, accused of sexually attacking a girl and possessing child pornography.

Prosecutors in Franklin County say 68-year-old Thomas Vaughn, of Benton, lured a girl younger than 13 through social networking and assaulted her. They also found child pornography on his computer.

Vaughn is being held on $500,000 bond and is scheduled to appear in court next Wednesday.

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