UNDER ARREST: On Wednesday, October 17, 2018 Rockford Police District 2 patrol officers and SCOPE officers conducted an undercover operation targeting people attempting to purchase sex, commonly referred to as “Johns” on the city’s southeast side. The operation is part of the department’s “end demand” approach to combatting street-level commercial sex trade. As a result, six men were charged and lodged in the Winnebago County Jail.
Christopher Leeser, 57, Loves Park: Solicitation of a Sex Act
Joseph Guerin, 32, Rockford: Solicitation of a Sex Act
James Gray, 69, Amboy: Solicitation of a Sex Act
Francis Healy, 79, Rockford: Solicitation of a Sex Act
Chuyen Nguyen, 58, Rockford: Solicitation of a Sex Act
Don Lyons, 61, Rockford: Solicitation of a Sex Act
The charges against the men are merely accusations. They are considered innocent unless proven guilty in court.