An Anna man has been charged with multiple counts of sexual assault, authorities said Tuesday.
Union County State’s Attorney Tyler Tripp said in a news release that Rusty A. Shipley, 21, of Anna, was charged with three counts of criminal sexual assault, Class 2 felonies, and one count of aggravated criminal sexual abuse, a Class 2 felony, as well as one count of unlawful restraint, a Class 4 felony. The release said he is charged with sexually assaulting a child under 17 in 2020 and 2021.
Shipley was arrested Jan. 16 and is being held on $250,000 bond. His case is set for a preliminary hearing at 9:30 a.m. Friday at the Union County Courthouse in Jonesboro.
— The Southern
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