BENTON – A court date has been set for a former Franklin County deputy charged with criminal sexual abuse and custodial misconduct.
According to The Southern Illinoisan, a jury trial will be July 7 in Franklin County for Christopher Hampton. Hampton had a pre-trial conference earlier this month, will be in court for a pre-trial hearing March 18 at 1:30 p.m., and will have a final pre-trial hearing June 25 at 9:30 a.m.
Hampton was charged in October 2017 for allegedly sexually assaulting a woman in Jan. 2016 who had been arrested and was in his custody. It’s alleged the woman was legally intoxicated at the time. The Franklin County Sheriff’s Office turned the case over to Illinois State Police after the allegations about Hampton were made.