FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

July 31, 2013

Car­bon­dale Man Sen­tenced to 15 Years for Aggra­vat­ed Crim­i­nal Sex­u­al Abuse

Union Coun­ty State’s Attor­ney Tyler R. Edmonds announced today that Lethan D. Thomp­son (DOB 03-25-1980), of 1048 Sycamore Road in Car­bon­dale has been sen­tenced to fif­teen (15) years in the Illi­nois Depart­ment of Cor­rec­tions on two (2) counts of Aggra­vat­ed Crim­i­nal Sex­u­al Abuse.   Thomp­son com­mit­ted acts of sex­u­al con­duct with a minor dur­ing Jan­u­ary 2013 at a rur­al Cob­den res­i­dence.  Thomp­son was arrest­ed in May 2013 fol­low­ing an inves­ti­ga­tion by the Union Coun­ty Sheriff’s Office.

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