Rural Galesburg Man Faces Felony Sex Charges

A rural Knox County resident faces felony charges for allegedly having sexual contact with a young girl over the last number of years.

Prosecutors say 53-year-old William Hickman, Senior was arrested Wednesday afternoon, and Knox County Circuit Court records indicate he faces two Class-X Felony charges of Predatory Criminal Sexual Assault of a Child.

Court documents indicate Hickman had sexual contact with a young girl under the age of 12 on a number of occasions over the last several years.

Hickman, who was arrested at an address on Knox Road 1400 North, is in the Knox County Jail on $250,000 bond based on a warrant.

Hickman’s first scheduled court date is Monday morning.

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