Rockford, Ill. On Monday, July 25, 2011, patrol officers from the Rockford Police Department responded to an apartment in the 300 block of North Church Street in reference to a sexual assault investigation.
When they arrived, officers learned that an adult female victim had been sexually assaulted by a male acquaintance whom she knew only by a nickname.
The suspect was described as a black male in his mid to late 20’s 5’7″ tall with a medium build. At the time of the incident, detectives conducted a follow-up investigation, but were never able to identify the suspect.
In April 2018, a possible suspect was identified following the result of a forensic evidence recovered during the investigation. Detectives from the Rockford Police Department’s Sensitive Crimes Unit followed up on the lead and were able to identify the suspect as Antoine Hill.
The Winnebago County State’s Attorney’s Office reviewed the results of the investigation and authorized charges against Hill. Hill was taken into custody on Wednesday, March 27, 2019.
Antoine Hill, 31, Rockford: Aggravated Criminal Sexual Assault with a Weapon (2 counts)
Aggravated Criminal Sexual Assault with Bodily Harm (2 counts)
Criminal Sexual Assault (2 counts)
Hill was lodged in the Winnebago County Jail on a $500,000 bond. The charges against Hill are merely accusations. He is considered innocent unless proven guilty in a court of law.
UPDATE: Matthew Harkey has been booked into the Winnebago County Jail. His next court date is 04/30/2019 at 9:00 am.
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Update from our friends at WTVO – According to court records, a 34-year-old Rockford woman was found naked, bleeding and handcuffed to a workout bench she was dragging behind her after she was abducted from her Rockford home.
She was located at a residence in the 5900 block of Mcdonald rd in Roscoe (Matthew Harkey Mothers House)
Police say 43-year-old Matthew Harkey abducted the woman from her home on Wednesday, March 13th, and held her captive in the basement of home in Roscoe, where he beat and raped her.
A neighbor in the 5900 block of McDonald Road spotted her in the street after she made her escape, around 1:30 p.m., and called the police.
According to an order of protection filing, the woman told police that she was attacked by Harkey earlier that morning, as he was hiding in her home when she returned home from dropping her children off at school.
According to the victim, Matthew Harkey hit her over the head with a bottle. She fought with him until he choked her and she passed out.
She recalled being wrapped in duct tape and put in the trunk of Harkey’s car, and being driven to Roscoe. (Matthew Harkey Mothers Residence)
There, he dragged her down to the basement and handcuffed her to an exercise bench and strapped her legs to it.
“He undid the straps and took my underwear, shirt and bra off. My pants had already come off,” she wrote in the order of protection filing.
“This all lasted about 2 hours.” When Harkey allegedly left the house, the woman escaped by dragging the workout bench out of the basement and out of the home
He crashed during a police chase, and is now in police custody via police. Harkey led police through Edgar, Douglas and Coles counties. He crashed near Illinois 32 about halfway between Cerro Gordo and Cisco in western Piatt County.
According to a state police report, at 2:15 a.m. Thursday, Matthew Harkey, 43, was heading north on Illinois 32 while being pursued by multiple authorities when he lost control about a quarter-mile north of County Road 1045 North, hitting the guardrail and causing his Nissan Rogue to overturn multiple times.
The report said Harkey, who was not wearing a seat belt, was ejected from the vehicle and taken to an area hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.
The suspect Matthew Harkey abducted a woman at an address on Lamar and she was able to get away and was located in the 5900 block of McDonald Road. She did sustain injuries. Police are searching all over for him. They chased him several times and was last seen near Shaw and Newburg. He was last seen in a 2019 Nissan Rouge with a plate of FP65916 or a red Mitsubishi Lancer Illinois registration BA36134. Sources said he worked at the Napleton Loves Park Honda near Carlson Ice Arena, we are still awaiting confirmation on this. If you see him, call the police. RELATED: http://rockfordscanner.com/2019/03/13/rockford-scanner-police-working-a-scene-on-the-east-side/
Update** last seen driving a Silver Nissan Rogue FP65916.
On Wednesday, March 13, 2019 at approximately 1:34pm Roscoe Police officers responded to the 5900 block of McDonald Road for a possible abduction. They located a female victim suffering from injuries to the head. It was determined that a male suspect Matthew Harkey, (dob 11/11/1975) had abducted the female from her residence in Winnebago County. The female was able to escape and notify authorities. The case was reviewed by the Winnebago County State’s Attorney’s Office and a warrant was issued for the charges of Home Invasion, Aggravated Criminal Sexual Assault, Unlawful Restraint, and Residential Burglary. The bond on the warrant has been set at 1 million dollars. Matthew Harkey is possibly armed and should be approached with extreme caution. Matthew Harkey could be driving a silver Nissan Rogue Registration Illinois FP65916 or a Red Mitsubushi Lancer Illinois Registration BA36134.
The charges are merely allegations and the defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty in a court of law.
Sources are reporting a man wanted for home invasion and sexual assault.
Suspect last seen near Roscoe (Sounds like the sexual assault and home invasion also happened near Roscoe, but not yet confirmed.)
Suspect is approx. 43 years old, 5’9, 200 lbs, brown hair, brown eyes, last seen in a silver nissan rouge. Armed with a gun. First name is Matthew. He is wanted for home invasion and sexual assault. Possibly suicidal.
No other information at this time
UPDATE: Last seen near Perryville and Spring Brook.
UPDATE: Last seen near Shaw and Newburg approx 6 pm. Police are chasing the vehicle, but lost sight of it in this area.
The City of Beloit Police Department is investigating a report of sexual assault involving inappropriate touching by a teacher at Beloit Memorial High School.
The teacher, Scott Abbott, 53, of Rockford, was arrested this afternoon for sexual assault of a child by a school staff person. The Rock County District Attorney’s Office will be reviewing this arrest.
The investigation is ongoing and we will not be releasing any other details today. The School District of Beloit and Beloit Memorial High School is fully cooperating with the investigation.
We will not be providing any on-camera interviews in regard to this allegation.
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Update: On Thursday, March 21 2019, Mr. Jones was located in Harris County Texas and taken into custody by the US marshals. Jones is awaiting extradition to Winnebago County. 36-year-old Charles Jones of Rockford has been charged with Predatory criminal sexual assault x2 And also aggravated criminal sexual abuse. The charges against him are merely accusations and are not evidence of his guilt. Jones is considered innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.
A Rockford man is wanted on charges of sexual assault to a child. On November 14, 2018 the Rockford Police Department received a report of an alleged sexual assault of a child, under the age of 13, by a male family member which had occurred at a residence in the 2900 block of Chatham Lane.
Detectives from the Sensitive Crimes Unit conducted a follow-up investigation. The Winnebago County State’s Attorney’s Office reviewed the case, authorized charges and a warrant was obtained for the suspect, 35-year-old Charles Jones. The warrant has not been served, and Jones is still at large.
Charles Jones, 35, Rockford: Predatory Criminal Sexual Assault (2 Counts), Aggravated Criminal Sexual Assault
Anyone with information regarding the suspect’s location is asked to contact the Rockford Police Department at 815-966-2900 or Rockford Area Crime Stoppers at 815-963-7867.
The charges against Jones are merely accusations and not evidence of his guilt. As with defendants in all criminal cases, Jones is considered innocent unless proven guilty in court.
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RPD labeled this violent call as “Check for well being”
Sources have told us that the men severely beat the victim (Aggravated Battery charge with great bodily harm) RPD said non life threatening injuries. Suspects got away with $95 in cash and a link card.
35 year old Randy Bray and 41 year old Anzio King have been arrested
Both men are now charged two counts each of aggravated battery, residential burglary, home invasion, and armed robbery. King faces additional charges of criminal sexual assault and unlawful restraint.
Sources reporting a group of men broke into a residence and raped a woman in Rockford. It happened approx. 3 am on Monday morning in the 2200 block of 7th st in Rockford.
The suspects robbed the victim and one of them raped the woman.
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.
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.
• 5’7 – 5’8
• Late 20’s/early 30’s
• 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