FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
February 2, 2021
Anna Man Charged with Criminal Sexual Assault
Union County State’s Attorney Tyler E. Tripp announced today that Rusty A. Shipley (DOB 3/31/1999) of Anna, Illinois has been charged by Information with three (3) counts of Criminal Sexual Assault, all Class 2 Felonies, one (1) count of Aggravated Criminal Sexual Abuse, a Class 2 Felony and one (1) count of Unlawful Restraint, a Class 4 Felony. Shipley is charged with sexually assaulting a child under the age of 17 years during 2020 and 2021. Shipley was arrested in January 2021 following an investigation by Anna Police.
Shipley is being held in the Jackson County Jail in Murphysboro on $250,000.00 bond. The matter is set for a Preliminary Hearing on February 5, 2021 at the hour of 9:30 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.