On Friday, June 23, 2017 at approximately 1:00 p.m., members of the Rockford Police Housing Authority Unit responded to the 1500 block of Birch Court in reference to a sexual assault investigation. Upon arrival officers discovered a 13-year-old female who had been sexually assaulted by an adult male household member. The victim was transported to a local hospital for treatment.
Rockford Police detectives conducted a follow up investigation and reviewed the results with the Winnebago County State’s Attorney’s Office who authorized the following charges:
ARRESTED: Marques Tate, 35, Rockford
CHARGES: Aggravated Criminal Sexual Assault
Criminal Sexual Assault
Tate was taken into custody and lodged in the Winnebago County Jail.
The defendant is presumed innocent unless proven guilty in court.
This is an ongoing investigation. No further information is available at this time.