• Sesser man pleads not guilty to weapons and solicitation charges

    by  • February 22, 2013 • News

    A southern Illinois man has pleaded not guilty to charges he was found with a cache of  firearms and explosives when he was arrested for allegedly soliciting a child for sex.

    The Southern reports Norman Risley of Sesser was arraigned Wednesday in Franklin County on charges of unlawful possession of explosives, unlawful use of weapons, indecent solicitation of a child and sexual exploitation of a child.

    Authorities say the 53-year-old Risley was arrested Dec. 21, when investigators allegedly found explosive materials and devices, including blasting caps, as well as illegal knives and several semi-automatic weapons and ammunition.