Champaign man pleads innocent to predatory criminal sexual assault of a child
URBANA — A Champaign man has been arrested for the predatory criminal sexual assault of a child.
Louis J. Thursh, 50, who listed an address on Park Lane in Champaign, pleaded innocent on Wednesday to felony predatory criminal sexual assault of a child younger than 13 years old.
According to a Champaign County sheriff's report, Thursh had sexual contact with an 11-year-old Champaign girl in his home on multiple occasions between Nov. 23 and Dec. 17.
Police said the girl told a family member about the incidents, and the family member told police, who arrested Thursh.
The girl was examined at a local hospital, according to police.
Thursh's next court appearance was set for Feb. 19.