West Union Man Arrested for Sexually Abusing Teen

Thomas A CannonA West Union man has been arrested for sexually assaulting a teenage girl. The Fayette County Sheriff’s Office says 29-year old Thomas Cannon is accused of sexually assaulting a 15-year old girl. Authorities wrapped up their investigation Friday, charging Cannon with Third Degree Sexual Abuse. Cannon was arrested at his home and transported to the Fayette County Jail, with bond set at 26-thousand dollars. He posted bond late Saturday and will appear in court at a later date. If convicted, Cannon will face up to 20 years in prison and will be required to register as a sex offender for ten years after his release. This is an ongoing investigation and more charges could be filed at a later date.

(Photo courtesy of Fayette County Sheriff’s Office)