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Rockford Police Department seeks public’s help locating sex crime suspect

UPDATE: Joseph Coon is in custody. He is charged with two counts of predatory criminal sexual assault, three counts of criminal sexual assault, and three counts of unlawful restraint. His bond is set at $350,000.

ROCKFORD – The Rockford Police Department is seeking the public’s help locating a local they say sexually assault a juvenile.

Police Joseph Coon, 38, of Rockford is charged with predatory sexual assault, criminal sexual assault and unlawful restraint, charges they say stem from a report officers received Wednesday Oct.28, officers in the 1300 block of 17th Avenue.

Detectives from the Rockford Police Department’s Sensitive Crimes Unit conducted a
follow-up investigation identified Coon, who is known to the victim, as a suspect.

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