Date: Wednesday, April 17, 2019
April 17th, 2019
State’s Attorney Marilyn Hite Ross
Winnebago County State’s Attorney Marilyn Hite Ross announces that a Grand Jury has returned an indictment against a Rockford man for an attack and sexual assault almost eight years ago.
On July 25th, 2011, Rockford Police Officers responded to an apartment in the 300 block of North Church Street for a report of a sexual assault. Officers learned that a female was sexually assaulted by a male acquaintance whom she only knew by a nickname. In April of 2018, forensic evidence identified a possible suspect. Rockford Police Sensitive Crimes Unit Detectives conducted a follow up investigation and the defendant, Antoine D. Hill (D.O.B. 6/2/1987) was developed as the suspect. The investigation was reviewed by the Winnebago County State’s Attorney’s Office and charges were authorized against Hill. On March 26th, 2019, a warrant was issued for the defendant. On March 27th, 2019, Hill was arrested and booked in to the Winnebago County Jail on $500,000 bond. The defendant was recently indicted by a Winnebago County Grand Jury on Aggravated Criminal Sexual Assault, Criminal Sexual Assault, Aggravated Battery and Aggravated Unlawful Restraint charges. “Our ultimate goal is to enlighten the public and bring awareness to the issues of sexual assault and to encourage and empower the victims of sexual assault,” says State’s Attorney Hite Ross. “We can accomplish this goal through collaborative engagements with all partners and collectively we can make a difference.”
Aggravated Criminal Sexual Assault is a Class X Felony that is punishable by a sentence of 6-30 years in the Illinois Department of Corrections followed by three years or Natural Life of Mandatory Supervised Release. The offense is eligible for an additional 10 year sentence in the Illinois Department of Corrections.
Criminal Sexual Assault is a Class 1 Felony that is punishable by a sentence of 4-15 years in the Illinois Department of Corrections followed by two years of Mandatory Supervised Release.
Aggravated Battery is a Class 3 Felony that is punishable by an extended sentence of 2-10 years in the Illinois Department of Corrections followed by a year of Mandatory Supervised Release.
Aggravated Unlawful Restraint is a Class 3 Felony that is punishable by an extended sentence of 2-10 years in the Illinois Department of Corrections followed by a year of Mandatory Supervised Release.
Hill is currently in the custody of the Winnebago County Jail. He is scheduled to be arraigned on the indictment at 9:00am on April 25th, 2019, in front of the Honorable Judge Randy Wilt in Courtroom B at the Winnebago County Criminal Justice Center.
The charges are merely allegations and the defendant is presumed innocent until or unless proven guilty in a court of law.
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