Over the past several months detectives from the Rockford Police Department Sensitive Crimes Unit have been working on an investigation involving the sexual abuse of a victim under the age of 13. The investigation was reviewed by the Winnebago County State’s Attorney’s Office who subsequently authorized charges and issued a warrant for the suspect, 28-year-old Shanan Berry.
On Tuesday, August 22, 2017, shortly before 10:30 p.m. Berry turned himself in to patrol officers from the Rockford Police Department. Berry was lodged in the Winnebago County Jail where he is being held in lieu of bond.
ARRESTED: Shanan Berry 28-years-old Rockford, IL
CHARGES: Aggravated Criminal Sexual Abuse
BOND: $200,000 / 10%
The charges against Berry are merely accusations and not evidence of his guilt. As with defendants in all criminal cases Berry is considered innocent unless proven guilty in court.
Due to the sensitive nature of this investigation and the age of the victim no further details are available at this time.