A Du Quoin man was arrested and is being held in the Franklin County Jail on two counts of criminal sexual abuse after an incident this past Sunday that involved two adult females.

According to a news release from Franklin County Sheriff Donald Jones states Toby E. Dearmond, 39, was arrested after an investigation that is alleged to have occurred during the evening hours of Nov. 5. According to the release, a the sexual abuse incident allegedly happened at the Desel's Mud Ranch, which is west of Zeigler and south of Illinois 149.

The alleged victims, two adult females, reported the crime.

Dearmond is being held in the Franklin County Jail on two Class 4 felony counts of criminal sexual abuse. The release states the investigation is ongoing and more arrests and charges are possible.

— The Southern

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