Rockford Scanner™: Rockford Man Arrested For Allegedly Having Sexual Contact With A Minor

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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.


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

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.