Southern Illinois man accused of sexually assaulting child

JONESBORO, Ill. (AP) — A grand jury in southern Illinois’ Union County has accused a Marion man of sexually attacking a child. WSIL-TV reports an indictment charges 48-year-old Bradley Wyant with four counts of predatory criminal sexual assault of a child, as well as three counts of aggravated criminal sexual abuse. The charges relate to a child younger than 13 years old. Wyant was arrested in October after an investigation by Union County deputies. He still was jailed Monday in Jackson County on $500,000 bond and is scheduled for a hearing Jan. 20 in Jonesboro. A message seeking comment was left Monday by The Associated Press with defense attorney Patrick Duffy. It was not immediately returned.