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Two Anna Men Charged in Separate Crimes Against Minors


An Anna man is charged with four counts of child pornography.

The Union County State's Attorney says 33-year-old Robert Louis Craft is accused of possessing child pornography, which depicts children under 13 years of age.
Craft was arrested in January following an investigation by the Illinois State Police. The investigation is ongoing.

Craft's pre-trial is set for March 15.

Another Anna man is accused of sexually assaulting a child under the age of 17.

The Union County State’s Attorney says 21-year-old Rusty Shipley is charged with three counts of Criminal Sexual Assault, one count of Aggravated Criminal Sexual Abuse and one count of Unlawful Restraint.

Shipley was arrested in January following an investigation by Anna Police.

The matter is set for a preliminary hearing on Friday.

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