Man sentenced to 15 years in prison for committing sex crimes


Web Editor - Mason Stevenson

UNION COUNTY, Ill. - A man convicted on sex crimes has been given a prison sentence as punishment.

In a news release, Union County State's Attorney Tyler Edmonds announced that Lethan D. Thompson was sentenced to 15 years behind bars.

The Carbondale, Illinois man was convicted on two counts of aggravated criminal sexual abuse.

According to the news release, Thompson had sex with a minor at a Cobden home in January of 2013.  The following May, detecteves from the Union County Sheriff's Department arrested him.