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On October 12, 2018, the Boone County Sheriff’s Department reported to Winnebago County Sheriff’s Detectives that they had made an arrest on October 11, 2018 regarding a 39 year old male having sexual contact with a juvenile female.
It was learned through their investigation that incidents had also occurred while in Winnebago County at a residence in the 1200 block of Blue Ridge Ave. in unincorporated Rockford between June 1, 2018 and September 1, 2018.
Winnebago County Sheriff’s Detectives and the Winnebago County State’s Attorney’s Office investigated the matter further and additional charges were authorized.
An arrest warrant was obtained by Winnebago County Sheriff’s Detectives on January 4, 2019 at which time Detectives located, arrested and lodged the following person on the listed charges:
~Douglas A. Valentine 12/11/78 of Rockford
-Criminal Sexual Assault/Supervisory (victim 13-18 years of age)
-Aggravated Criminal Sexual Abuse (> 5 years older than victim) 2 counts
If anyone has additional information regarding these incidents or similar incidents, please call the Winnebago County Sheriff’s Department at 815-319-6400.
The charges against Valentine are merely accusations and he is considered innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.