Rockford, Illinois News

Rockford man sentenced to 14 years for sexually assaulting minor

BELVIDERE — A 41-year-old man was sentenced to 14 years behind bars Friday for sexually assaulting a 15-year-old girl.

Douglas Valentine, of Rockford, faced a maximum of 15 years after he was found guilty in September of criminal sexual assault and aggravated criminal sexual abuse.

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 will be required to register as a sex offender for the rest of his life and faces similar charges in Lake and Winnebago counties.

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