A Springfield man is facing additional charges for criminal sexual assault, aggravated criminal sexual abuse, and criminal sexual abuse. 22-year-old Zane Merreighn of Springfield, Illinois was arrested in October of 2021 after a minor victim disclosed a relationship with Merreighn.
After the arrest of Merreighn, DCI Zone 4 agents continued to investigate additional allegations involving Merreighn which led to more victims. Originally Merreighn was charged with three counts of aggravated criminal sexual abuse. On January 26th, 2022, a Sangamon County Grand Jury indicted Merreighn on two counts of Criminal Sexual Assault, an additional count of aggravated criminal sexual abuse, and one count of criminal sexual abuse. Merreighn remains in the custody of the Sangamon County Jail with a bond set at $250,000, 10% to apply.
Anyone with information on this case is asked to contact ISP Zone 4 Investigations at 217-782-4750.