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Arraignment for man indicted on incest charges set for Oct. 26

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By Jesse Osbourne


A man that was recently indicted on 36 counts of incest will be arraigned on Oct. 26 at 1 p.m. in circuit court.

Kenneth W. Thompson, 44, of 202 Commercial Avenue in Springfield, was released from a $75,000 cash bond on Sept. 27.
Paperwork in Thompson’s case file indicate that the bond was not paid, and that he is currently outfitted with a GPS monitoring device.
Conditions of his release include no contact with the alleged victim or complaining witnesses, and no contact with the location of the alleged offense.
According to the indictment, on or about the spring of 2010 through March 2011, Thompson had sexual intercourse with a person who one knows to be an ancestor, descendant, brother or sister by forcible compulsion.
The indictment states that the victim was younger than 18 years of age or incapable of consent because he or she is physically helpless or mentally incapacitated.
Editor’s note: An indictment of a person by a grand jury is an accusation only and that person is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.