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Carrier Mills man convicted of sex charges

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Jacob Austin (Source: Saline County Detention Center) Jacob Austin (Source: Saline County Detention Center)
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HARRISBURG, IL (KFVS) -

A southern Illinois man has been convicted of sex charges involving a minor after a three day trial in Saline County.

Jacob E. Austin, 23, of Carrier Mills, was convicted of aggravated criminal sexual abuse involving a minor, according to State's Attorney Mike Henshaw.

Henshaw says the jury was deadlocked, then returned a guilty verdict after deliberating for 10 hours.

Austin was found guilty of two of the three counts charged.

Austin will be sentenced on June 20.

The case was investigated by Illinois State Police.

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