Rockford Scanner™: Local Police Officer Charged With Sexual Assault To A Minor





The City of Beloit Police Department announces the arrest of Larry Woods, 62, of Beloit, for the sexual assault of a child. Woods was taken into custody on Saturday, June 9, as part of the investigation.

Information on the sexual assault was brought forward by the child’s mother on Saturday. Detectives and officers immediately gathered information in order to make a swift arrest in this case. This is an active, ongoing investigation.

Woods retired as a patrol officer from the City of Beloit Police Department in 2007.

He has most recently been working as a security guard with the School District of Beloit and the Beloit Public Library. He has been placed on administrative leave from the Beloit Public Library.

“The allegations against a former officer are abhorrent and tarnish the badge that so many men and women are proud to wear,” said Police Chief David B. Zibolski. “Woods’ actions with this child betray the community that he swore to protect. We appreciate the community’s support as we further investigate Woods’ actions.”

If you have additional information regarding Woods, please contact the City of Beloit Police Department at (608) 757-2244.