Royalton man charged with sexual abuse of teen girl

FRANKLIN COUNTY — Bail is set at $200,000 for a 54-year-old Royalton man being held in the Franklin County Jail on charges

Jon Brookmyer (Source: FCSD)
Jon Brookmyer
(Source: FCSD)

of aggravated criminal sexual abuse.

Sheriff Don Jones says Jon E. Brookmyer was arrested Wednesday and taken into custody by Franklin County Sheriff’s deputies on charges of aggravated criminal sexual abuse involving a female juvenile.

Court records say Brookmyer “committed an act of sexual penetration” with a teen between the ages of 15 and 17.

Jones says the investigation continues and further charges against Brookmyer are anticipated. Royalton Police are assisting in the investigation.

A preliminary hearing is set for Dec. 16. According to WSIL-TV, at the time of his arrest, Brookmyer worked for their station.