BENTON – An Oak Grove, KY man has been arrested on one count of aggravated criminal sexual abuse and one count of traveling to meet a minor as a result of an investigation, which alleges the man traveled on multiple occasions to Illinois from Kentucky for the purpose of sexual conduct with a minor, according to Franklin County Sheriff David Bartoni.
He said 21-year-old Jacob S. Ebersol eventually transported the minor back to Kentucky, where the minor was found and returned to family by the Kentucky State Police.
Ebersol is being held in the Todd County, KY Jail awaiting his extradition back to Illinois. Upon return he will be held under a $40,000 bond.
The Franklin County Sheriff’s Office was assisted by the Kentucky State Police and the Franklin County States Attorney’s Office.