Thomasboro man charged with aggravated criminal sexual abuse

URBANA — A Thomasboro man who police say was inappropriately touching a 6-year-old girl is being held at the Champaign County Jail on $75,000 bond.

Gregory Allen Pruett, 35, who listed an address in Thomasboro, pleaded innocent on Tuesday to aggravated criminal sexual abuse of a victim under the age of 13.

According to Thomasboro Police Chief Keith Willis, Pruett was with the girl at his home in the 500 block of Pearl Street on or about March 3 when he inappropriately touched her.

When the girl told her mother about it on March 10, the mother immediately reported it to police.

Willis said Thomasboro police officers investigated and forwarded the information to the Champaign County state's attorney's office, which obtained a warrant for Pruett's arrest.

Thomasboro police then arrested Pruett at his home Monday.

Pruett's next court appearance was set for June 11.

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