Verdict possible in trial of White Co. corrections officer

WHITE CO., IL (WFIE) - There could be a verdict Friday in the sex abuse trial of a suspended White County corrections officer.

39-year-old Phillip Lowery is accused of having unlawful sexual contact with a four-year-old at his Carmi home.

On Thursday, the defense called several witnesses to the stand including Lowery, his wife, his child and his niece.

Lowery testified that his wife was a babysitter for the four-year-old for two years, but says he was never alone with her.

Lowery has been un unpaid administrative leave since his arrest in July 2012.

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