White Co. Sexual Abuse Trial gets Underway

Published 04/09 2014 01:19PM

Updated 04/09 2014 01:22PM

Phillip Lowery (White County Jail)
Phillip Lowery (White County Jail)
A former White County Corrections officer is ending his first day of trial. Phillip Lowery faces aggravated criminal sexual abuse.

Investigators say he made a girl touch his genitals while she was at his home being babysat in 2010. However, police say she did not tell anyone until 2012, and her father reported it.

Sheriff Doug Maier says Lowery is on unpaid suspension pending the outcome of this case.

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