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May 18, 2022

Franklin County Jailer charged with criminal sexual assault on inmates –

By John Kraft & Kirk Allen

On July 21, 2020

Benton, IL. (ECWd) –

Chet Shaffer, Franklin County Jail Administrator at the time, was indicted on SIX Counts, including:

  • aggravated criminal sexual assault (Class X felony)
  • custodial sexual misconduct (Class 3 felony)
  • official misconduct (Class 3 felony)
  • aggravated criminal sexual assault (Class X felony)
  • custodial sexual misconduct (Class 3 felony)
  • official misconduct (Class 3 felony)

The mugshot is of Shaffer in his “No One Fights” t-shirt.

The indictment alleged that Shaffer, as an employee of the Franklin County Sheriff’s Department, committed aggravated criminal sexual assault by use of force, or threat of use of force, placed his penis in the vagina of individuals F.H. and B.S. while armed with a firearm.

Shaffer knew the individuals were in the custody of the Franklin County Jail

Shaffer, as a public employee, correctional officer, and acting in his official capacity, knowingly performed an act in which he knew was forbidden by law to perform, by knowingly engaged in sexual penetration of F.H. and B.S.

The Illinois Appellate Prosecutor’s Office is prosecuting this case.

***These are merely allegations and defendants are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.***

True Bill of Indictment is below:

Chet Indictment

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2 Comments
  • Dave
    Posted at 10:53h, 21 July

    Wow, that’s just evil

  • Greg
    Posted at 14:33h, 21 July

    Put him in a cell with “Ben Dover” He’ll get all the back door action he wants!!

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