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Rockford Scanner : Rockford PD Arrest A Suspect On 4 Counts of Aggravated Criminal Sexual Abuse

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On Monday, May 15, 2023, the Rockford Police
Department was contacted to investigate a report of sexual abuse to a juvenile.
The Rockford Police Department’s Sensitive Crimes Unit conducted a follow-up
investigation into the incident, and identified the suspect as 54-year-old Cleo Thomas,
who was known to the victim. A second juvenile victim was identified during the course
of the investigation and was also known to Thomas.

The Winnebago County State’s Attorney’s Office reviewed the facts of the case and
authorized the below listed charges against Thomas. A warrant was obtained for his
arrest, and on Saturday, July 15, 2023, Thomas was taken into custody without incident,
and lodged in the Winnebago County Jail.

Cleo Thomas, 54, Rockford
Aggravated Criminal Sexual Abuse (4 counts)
Indecent Solicitation of a Child (1 count)


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