Rockford Scanner™: Woman Said She Was Assaulted in Court At The Winnebago County Courthouse





Just before 12:30 pm today the Rockford Fire Department were en route to a medical call. 

A woman said she was  assaulted in court today, at the CJC. 

It is reported to have happened at the Criminal Justice Center in Rockford. 

Still developing


Definition of sexual assault

Sexual assault takes many forms including attacks such as rape or attempted rape, as well as any unwanted sexual contact or threats. Usually a sexual assault occurs when someone touches any part of another person’s body in a sexual way, even through clothes, without that person’s consent.


Definition of assault

1a a violent physical or verbal attack
b a military attack usually involving direct combat with enemy forces 

  • an assault on the enemy’s air base
c a concerted effort (as to reach a goal or defeat an adversary) 

  • an assault on drug trafficking
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a a threat or attempt to inflict offensive physical contact or bodily harm on a person (as by lifting a fist in a threatening manner) that puts the person in immediate danger of or in apprehension (see apprehension 1) of such harm or contact — compare battery 1b
b 1rape 1