Bushnell Man Arrested For Sexual Assault

Thomas J. Hardi, 26, of Bushnell, IL

MACOMB, IL – A Bushnell man was taken into custody Friday evening after McDonough County Sheriff’s Deputies conducted interviews regarding a possible sexual assault that had taken place in July 2022.

According to reports, Thomas J. Hardi, 26, of Bushnell, had allegedly assaulted a female victim who was under the age of 17 near Bushnell, IL, during the 4th of July weekend.

Detectives located Hardi, who is a registered sex offender, at his residence in Bushnell and took him into custody. Hardi was charged with Criminal Sexual Assault and lodged in the McDonough County Jail with bond set at $50,000.

All suspects are innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

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