Graham Correctional Inmate Now Facing Felony Sex Abuse Of Minor In Fayette County

(VANDALIA, IL) — A 24-year-old inmate of Graham Correctional Center was charged Wednesday in Fayette County court with felony sexual abuse of a minor. Randal E. Howell is currently serving a 6-year prison sentence for Class X felony aggravated battery to a child under the age of 13 resulting in permanent disability Howell was convicted in 2014 in Bond County. On Wednesday he was charged in Fayette County with Class 2 felony aggravated sexual abuse of a family member under the age of 18. ┬áSince he is already in custody until at least 2019 on the Bond County conviction, bail was not set in Fayette County. Howell is scheduled for an April 18 first appearance on the latest charges.