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Texting Leads To Prison For Bureau County Man

Posted by wlpo on October 3, 2011

Texting is a nice feature if it’s used for the right reasons.

Benjamin Frank of Wyanet was sentenced to five years in prison last week after pleading guilty to aggravated criminal sex abuse and for using an electronic device to entice a child.  Frank is credited with 61 days already served in county jail.

He was arrested earlier this year by the Bureau County Sheriff’s Office after investigators found sexually explicit text messages between Frank and 14 to 16 year old girls.  He admitted to having sexual contact with one underage girl.

Frank had two previous misdemeanor sexual abuse convictions.

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