A 40-year-old rural Iuka man scheduled for a jury trial in Marion County Court this week for criminal sexual assault has pleaded guilty to a lesser felony charge.
Jason Vaughn pleaded guilty to aggravated criminal sexual abuse. He admitted to committing a sexual act with a person under the age of 18 in November of last year.
Vaughn will be sentenced on October 8th after a pre-sentence investigation report and a sex offender evaluation are completed. He pleaded guilty to a Class 2 felony, which is punishable by between 3 and 7 years in prison.