A Jersey County man is awaiting a court date to answer charges of aggravated criminal sexual assault and aggravated criminal sexual abuse.  30-year-old Terry Counts of the Otterville area was picked up on a parole violation on September 5, the day after his alleged victim's parents reported the alleged assault of their minor child.

He was formally charged on Friday and is awaiting an appearance before a judge, according to information on the Jersey County Circuit Clerk's website.  Sheriff John Wimmersberg tells The Big Z this investigation is ongoing.

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Counts was on parole for a drug charge at the time of this alleged incident.  Bond was set at $250,000, and Counts remains in jail. 

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