Union Coun­ty State’s Attor­ney Tyler R. Edmonds announced today that Bradley L. Wyant (DOB 4/30/1966) of Mar­i­on, Illi­nois has been indict­ed by the Union Coun­ty Grand Jury on four (4) counts of Preda­to­ry Crim­i­nal Sex­u­al Assault of a Child, all Class X Felonies and three (3) counts of Aggra­vat­ed Crim­i­nal Sex­u­al Abuse, all Class 2 Felonies.  Wyant is charged with sex­u­al­ly assault­ing a child under the age of 13 years dur­ing 2014.  Wyant was arrest­ed in Octo­ber of 2014 fol­low­ing an inves­ti­ga­tion by Union Coun­ty Sher­iff Deputies.

Wyant is being held in the Jack­son Coun­ty Jail in Mur­phys­boro on $500,000 bond.  His next court appear­ance is Tues­day, Jan­u­ary 20, 2015 at 9:00 a.m. at the Union Coun­ty Cour­t­house in Jonesboro.

The Union Coun­ty State’s Attorney’s Office reminds the pub­lic that charges are not evi­dence of guilt.  A defen­dant is pre­sumed inno­cent and is enti­tled to a fair tri­al in which the gov­ern­ment has the bur­den of prov­ing guilt beyond a rea­son­able doubt.

Media: Please con­tact the Union Coun­ty Sheriff’s Office at (618) 833‑5500 for any avail­able book­ing photographs.