Mahomet man charged with aggravated sex abuse

Mahomet man charged with aggravated sex abuse

URBANA — A 20-year-old Mahomet man has been criminally charged for allegedly having an ongoing sexual relationship with a teenage girl in Mahomet.

Assistant State's Attorney Steve Ziegler said Donald E. Garrison, who listed an address in the 500 block of Dorchester Court, was charged last week with aggravated criminal sexual abuse.

It's alleged that between June and October, Garrison had sex with a 14-year-old girl who wanted to have sex with him but because of her age is unable to give knowing and legal consent.

Ziegler said the girl shared information about her relationship that made its way to an adult who called the Champaign County sheriff's office.

An arrest warrant had been issued Nov. 19 for Garrison. He made his first court appearance Tuesday.

If convicted of the Class 2 felony, Garrison faces penalties ranging from probation to three to seven years in prison.

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