Rockford Scanner™: Sources reporting a man has been arrested after performing “lewd acts of a sexual nature” in Rockford

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Sources reporting a man has been arrested after performing “lewd acts of a sexual nature” in Rockford.

RPD confirmed that Todd Frederick Swanson III has been arrested for several charges that included aggravated battery to a person over 60 years old, Public Indecency, etc… in the  2100 block of 22nd St. and his bail is $10.000 and his court date is set for 11/15/2018 09:00

CHARGES:

  • 720 ILCS 5.0/12-3.05-D-1 AGGRAVATED BATTERY/VICTIM 60+

 

  • 720 ILCS 5.0/12-3.2-A-2 DOMESTIC BTRY/PHYSICAL CONTACT

 

  • 720 ILCS 5.0/12-3.5-A INTERF REPT DOMESTIC VIOLENCE

 

  • 720 ILCS 5.0/12-3.05-D-1 AGGRAVATED BATTERY/VICTIM 60+

 

  • 720 ILCS 5.0/12-3.2-A-2 DOMESTIC BTRY/PHYSICAL CONTACT

 

  • 720 ILCS 5.0/12-3.5-A INTERF REPT DOMESTIC VIOLENCE

 

  • 720 ILCS 5.0/11-30-A-2 PUBLIC INDECENCY/LEWD EXPOSURE

 

  • 720 ILCS 5.0/11-30-A-2 PUBLIC INDECENCY/LEWD EXPOSURE

 

  • 720 ILCS 5.0/11-30-A-1 PUBLIC INDECENCY/SEX CONDUCT

 

  • 720 ILCS 5.0/11-30-A-2 PUBLIC INDECENCY/LEWD EXPOSURE

 

 

 

 







Rockford Scanner™: Rockford man arrested on multiple sex assault charges

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On Thursday, October 11, 2018, Boone County Sheriff’s Detectives arrested a Rockford man on multiple sex assault charges.

Douglas Valentine, 39 years old of Rockford, was charged with three counts of Criminal Sexual Assault (Class 1 Felony), one count of Aggravated Criminal Sexual Abuse (Class 2 Felony) and one count of Criminal Sexual Abuse (Class A Misdemeanor). Valentine was release from the Boone County Jail after posting a $150,000.00 (10%) bond.

The arrest of Valentine came after it was reported he had sexually assaulted a child under the age of 17.

On Thursday evening, October 11, 2018, Boone County Sheriff’s Detectives executed a search warrant at a residence located in the 1200 block of Blue Ridge Avenue, Rockford. Detectives seized several items, including electronic equipment and computers.

The investigation continues and additional charges are possible. A class 1 felony is punishable by four (4) to fifteen (15) years in the Illinois Department of Corrections. A class 2 felony is punishable by three (3) to seven (7) years in the Illinois Department of Corrections.

The Boone County Sheriff’s Office encourages anyone having information on a crime or narcotic trafficking to call the Boone County Sheriff’s Office at 815-544-2144 or Crime Stoppers at 815-547-7867.

Members of the public are reminded that these are only charges and are not proof of the defendant’s guilt. Every defendant is presumed innocent and is entitled to a fair trial in which it is the State’s burden to prove his or her guilt beyond a reasonable doubt.

 

 







Rockford Scanner™: Predatory Criminal Sexual Assault Arrest

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Predatory Criminal Sexual Assault Arrest

On 10/9/18 at approx. 2:00 PM, Ogle County Sheriff’s Detectives arrested Robert A. Hardt, age 39 of Davis Junction, for Predatory Criminal Sexual Assault, a Class X Felony.

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Rockford Scanner™: Rockford Man Exposes Penis To A Young Girl Walking To School

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EXPLOITATION ARREST: A Rockford man faces charges after a weeks-long investigation. Detectives from the Sensitive Crimes Unit conducted an investigation after a juvenile walking to Gregory School (4820 Carol Court) on September 19, 2018, reported that a man exposed himself to her.

On Tuesday, October 9, 2018, officers took 26-year-old Darren Coleman into custody. The Winnebago County State’s Attorney’s Office reviewed the case and authorized the below listed charges.

Darren Coleman, 26, Rockford: Sexual Exploitation of a Child (2 Counts)

Coleman was lodged in the Winnebago County Jail. The charges against Coleman are merely accusations. He is considered innocent unless proven guilty in court.

 

 







Rockford Scanner™: Man Arrested For Allegedly Sexually Assaulting A Child in Rockford

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SEX ASSAULT ARREST: Over the last several months, detectives from the Rockford Police Department’s Sensitive Crimes Unit investigated a report of the sexual assault of a child under the age of 13 in the 600 block of Hartford Avenue. The suspect, who is an acquaintance of the family, was identified as 18-year-old Isaiah King.

The investigation was later reviewed by the Winnebago County State’s Attorney’s Office, the below listed charge was authorized, and a warrant was obtained. King was subsequently arrested during a traffic stop Sunday, September 17, 2018

Isaiah King, 18, Rockford: Predatory Criminal Sexual Assault

King was lodged in the Winnebago County Jail with a bond set at $100,000. The charge against King is merely an accusation. As in all criminal cases, the suspect is considered innocent unless proven guilty.

 








Rockford Scanner™: Man Arrested For Allegedly Sexually Assaulting Three Juveniles

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SEX ASSAULT ARREST: Since March of 2017, detectives from the Sensitive Crimes Unit have been conducting an investigation into a report of sexual assaults of three juvenile victims by a male family member.

The investigation includes incidents that happened as far back as 1997 when the suspect was a resident of Rockford. The Winnebago County State’s Attorney’s Office authorized the below listed charges.

Andrew Hale, 58, Springdale, Ark.: Predatory Criminal Sexual Assault (2 counts), Aggravated Criminal Sexual Assault (2 counts)

Officers arrested Hale in Springdale and he was brought back to Rockford on Friday. Hale was lodged in the Winnebago County Jail with his bond set at $1 million. The charges against Hale are merely accusations. As in all criminal cases, the suspect is considered innocent until proven guilty in court.

 








Rockford Scanner™: Several Men Arrested During A Sex Sting In Rockford

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7 ARRESTED: For the past several months, the Rockford Police Department has received numerous complaints concerning street level prostitution activity in the area surrounding Broadway and 7th Street.

On Thursday, September 6, 2018, as a result of the complaints, members of the Rockford Police Department conducted an investigation specifically concentrating on those individuals who solicit for sex.

As a result of the investigation, more than a half-dozen individuals were arrested. All seven men were lodged in the Winnebago County Jail.

The charges against them are merely accusations. The suspects are considered innocent until proven guilty in court.

 

 








Rockford Scanner™: Standoff In Rockford, Possible Sexual Assault

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UPDATE: Around 7:15 pm, Police say the house was unoccupied. 

Just before 7 pm, they said there was a person in custody and had medical issue. 

See below. 

 


This afternoon an armed man was holding the Rockford Police at bay during a standoff on the East Side. 

It happened in the area of the 2700 block of Guilford  

Details are minimal.  

Just before 7 pm, they said a person was in custody and having a medical issue. 

Unknown if it is the suspect or a victim. 

Unknown if it is related, but there was a sexual assault being reported as well. 

Still developing. 

 

 








Rockford Scanner™: Police Asking The Public For Help To Identify a Suspect in recent Sexual Assault

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JPD Seeks Identity of Suspect in recent Sexual Assault

The suspect in the attached flyer is believed to be responsible for a sexual assault on the southside of Janesville. Additional details are not being released at this time given the sensitive nature of the incident.

SUSPECT INFORMATION
• 5’7 – 5’8
• Late 20’s/early 30’s
• 170lbs
• Brown hair
• Brown eyes
• Dark complexion
• Hispanic accent
• Wore a sweatshirt with Red/White/Green emblem or logo

Suspects often attempt to change their appearance after a police sketch is released. Citizens are asked to be aware of anyone who suddenly attempts to change their appearance in any way.

ANYONE WITH INFORMATION REGARDING THIS CASE OR SUSPECT IS URGED TO CALL:
JANESVILLE POLICE DEPARTMENT AT (608)755-3100








Rockford Scanner™: Man Arrested For Agg. Criminal Sexual Abuse Against Two Minors



On 7/5/18 at 10:30 am, Ogle County Sheriff’s Detectives arrested Brent T. Bauer, age 49 of Oregon, for two counts of Aggravated Criminal Sexual Abuse, Class 2 felonies.

The arrest stems from an investigation that began in June in which Bauer is alleged to have had sexual contact with two minors in rural Forreston.

Bauer appeared in court on 7/6/18 and he was given a $3,000 recognizance bond.








Rockford Scanner™: Police Arrest Several Guys For Solicitation of a Sex Act, After Another Prostitution Sting

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On Monday, June 25, 2018, District 2 patrol officers and officers from the Rockford Police Department’s S.C.O.P.E. team conducted an undercover operation targeting purchasers of sex, commonly referred to as “Johns”. The operation is part of the department’s “end demand” approach to combating street level prostitution and human trafficking by targeting those responsible for driving the demand for the commercial sex industry. The following individuals were arrested and their vehicles impounded:

ARRESTED: Moll, Robert 62 years old, Williams Bay, WI
CHARGES: Solicitation of a Sex Act

ARRESTED: Welch, Keith 34 years old, Belvidere, IL
CHARGES: Solicitation of a Sex Act

ARRESTED: Brown, Christopher 46 years old, Rockford, IL
CHARGES: Solicitation of a Sex Act

ARRESTED: Singletary, Zachariah 32 years old, Rockford, IL
CHARGES: Solicitation of a Sex Act

The charges against these arrestees are merely accusations and not evidence of their guilt. As with defendants in all criminal cases, they are considered innocent unless proven guilty in court.

 

 

 



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




UPDATE 8/22/2018:

U.S. Department of Justice announced this afternoon that Larry Woods, of Beloit, is being charged in federal court with two counts of transporting a minor across state lines with the intent that the minor engage in sexual activity.

Larry Woods, 62, Beloit, Wisconsin, is charged with two counts of transporting a minor across state lines with the intent that the minor engage in sexual activity.  The indictment alleges that he transported a minor from Wisconsin to Illinois on May 4 and 10, 2018.

Woods made an initial appearance in U.S. District Court in Madison today.   His trial has been scheduled for February 4, 2019.

If convicted, Woods faces a mandatory minimum sentence of 10 years and a maximum of life in federal prison.  The charges against him are the result of an investigation by the Beloit Police Department and Federal Bureau of Investigation.   The prosecution of this case is being handled by Assistant U.S. Attorney Julie Pfluger.

 


NEWS RELEASE:

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.

 

 



Rockford Scanner™: Man Charged With Several Counts Of Sexual Assault To A Child In Rockford




 

 

 

On Monday, May 21st, 2018 a Rockford Police Department School Resource Officer (SRO) was notified about a possible sexual assault which had occurred at a residence in the 1200 block of Chestnut Street. The information that was received indicated that a juvenile victim, under the age of 13, had been sexually assaulted by an adult male acquaintance of the family.

Detectives from the Sensitive Crimes Unit conducted a follow-up investigation and were able to identify a suspect, 24-year-old Jesus Pena Jr. of Elgin, IL. The investigation was later reviewed by the Winnebago County State’s Attorney’s Office. As a result, charges were authorized and a warrant was obtained for the suspect.

On Thursday, May 31st, 2018 Jesus Pena Jr. was arrested by detectives and later lodged in the Winnebago County Jail on his warrant for the listed charges. A photo of Jesus Pena Jr. is attached:

ARRESTED: Jesus Pena Jr. 24-years-old Elgin, IL
CHARGES: Predatory Criminal Sexual Assault (2 counts) (victim under 13)
Aggravated Criminal Sexual Abuse (4 counts) (victim under 13)
BOND: $150,000 / 10%

The charges against Jesus Pena Jr. are merely accusations and not evidence of his guilt. As with defendants in all criminal cases he is considered innocent unless proven guilty in court.

Due to the victim’s age and the nature of the incident no further details are available.

 

 

 



Rockford Scanner™: Police arrest Student Mentor for Sexual Assault




 

 

DeKalb Police arrest Student Mentor for Sexual Assault

On May 14th, 2018, the DeKalb Police Department was notified of a sexual assault that occurred on May 12th, in the 800 block of Edgebrook. The victim, who resides in another city, reported that he was sexually assaulted by a 25-year-old male by the name of “Cesar Leanos.” The minor child, who is under 17 years of age, met the suspect on a social media application called GRINDR. The suspect picked up the minor child from his residence in the evening hours of May 12th. The suspect drove the minor child to the suspect’s apartment on Edgebrook. Once inside the suspect apartment, the minor child was sexually assaulted. The victim reported that he was driven home by the suspect the following day.

On May 15th, investigators located video surveillance of the suspect arriving and leaving his residence with the minor child. On May 24th, investigators overheard and recorded conversations between the suspect and the minor child. The suspect was identified as Flavio C. Leanos-Macias.

On May 29th, investigator spoke with Flavio C. Leanos-Macias and learned of more victims. Through the course of the interview it was also learned that Flavio Leanos-Macias mentors students at DeKalb High School as part of the Kishwaukee College Upward Bound Program.

On May 29th and 30th, DeKalb Police worked with DeKalb School District 428 to ensure the safety of their students. Through conversations with District 428, it was learned that Flavio Leanos-Macias is not mentoring students at this time.

On May 29th, DeKalb Police spoke with another minor under the age of 16 who reported that he has had contact with Flavio C. Leanos-Macias. The minor child reported that he met Flavio-Macias on a social media application called HORNET. Over the last 10 days, conversations took place between the minor child and suspect by phone and in person. These conversations attempted to entice the minor to engage in sexual activity.

On May 30th, an arrest warrant was issued for Flavio C. Leanos-Macias, 25 years of age. Bond was set at $100,000 for the offenses of: Aggravated Criminal Sexual Abuse, Criminal Sexual Assault, Traveling to Meet a Minor Child, and Unlawful Grooming. He was subsequently arrested and taken into custody without incident.

DeKalb Police Investigators have reason to believe that there may be more victims. If you have any information regarding this investigation or information regarding other potential victims, please contact the DeKalb Police Department or Crime Stoppers.

This investigation was worked in conjunction with the DeKalb County States Attorney’s Office and DeKalb School District 428.

The contents of this press release are based upon the best information available to the DeKalb Police Department. The statements regarding the conduct of any person identified above are allegations until affirmatively proven in court. All persons are presumed innocent until proven guilty.

 

 

 



Rockford Scanner™: Attempted Sexual Assault Just Happened, Police Searching For The Suspect





Beloit Scanner:  Around 4:15 pm today, the BPD were en route to the area of Butlin and Virginia.

They are  looking for someone that just attempted a sexual assault against a victim. 

Suspect left running on foot. Maybe somewhere near the school (Aldrich).

No description is available yet. Still developing 

 





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
2law
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