Man accused of crimes against preteen girl

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MATTOON, Ill. (WCIA) — A local man faces charges of criminal sexual assault and aggravated domestic battery.

Police say 33-year old Brandon Herschberger assaulted a preteen girl on numerous occasions by sexual penetration, hitting, slapping and attempting to smother the girl with a pillow.

Authorities say Herschberger admitted committing the offenses as “torture” and “punishment” for misbehavior.

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