Farina Man Sentenced For Criminal Sexual Abuse

(VANDALIA, IL) — A 35-year-old Farina man has been sentenced in Fayette County Court to 4 ½ years in prison after he pleaded guilty to aggravated criminal sexual abuse. Cody Jones admitted to sexually abusing a girl between the ages of 13 and 17 last November. A second count was dismissed per the plea agreement. The Fayette County sentence will run concurrent to a 6-year sentence out of Effingham County for felony residential burglary. Jones is still facing two counts possession of a stolen vehicle in Marion County stemming from the reported theft of two vehicles in the Kinmundy area. All the charges come from an alleged series of events last November that reportedly started in Kinmundy and ended in Mason in southern Effingham County.