Rockford, Illinois News

Rockford man guilty of sexually assaulting minor

ROCKFORD — A Rockford man was found guilty Thursday of sexually assaulting a 15-year-old girl.

Douglas Valentine, 41, was convicted of criminal sexual assault and aggravated criminal sexual abuse after a jury trial in Boone County.

Charges against Valentine stemmed from a report the victim made in Oct. 2018, indicating she had several sexual encounters with him in Boone County between June and August of that year. The victim was 14 when the abuse began.

Valentine is schedule to for an Oct. 23 sentencing hearing. He faces 15 years in prison and will be required to register as a sex offender for the rest of his life. He also faces similar charges in Lake and Winnebago counties. Valentine remains lodged in the Boone County Jail.


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