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A southern Illinois man is accused of child grooming

Child grooming suspect Garrett Biggerstaff
Jefferson County Sheriff's Dept.
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Jefferson County Sheriff's Dept.

A Hamilton County man has been arrested on a warrant for two counts of Child Grooming.

The Jefferson County Sheriff's Department reports 28-year-old Garrett Biggerstaff of McLeansboro was served an arrest warrant Thursday.

In September, the Benton Police Department received information from a juvenile claiming to be the target of some form of sexual exploitation. Officers handling the complaint in Benton contacted Detectives from the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office and a coordinated investigation begun.

Evidence was collected at Biggerstaff's residence and examined by the Sheriff’s Office member of the Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force. From this work, a second juvenile victim was identified.

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