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Press Release-Porshay Paden Indictment


Date: Wednesday, September 11, 2019

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September 11th, 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 woman for physically abusing an infant child.  

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     On August 20th, 2019, Rockford Fire Personnel responded to a residence in the 700 Block of Belmont Avenue to find a five month old baby, not breathing. The child was taken to a Rockford Hospital and diagnosed with multiple skull fractures as well as a brain injury. Violent Crimes Detectives conducted a follow up investigation which was reviewed by the Winnebago County State’s Attorney’s Office. As a result, charges were authorized against Porshay A. Paden (DOB 9/17/1997). Paden was recently indicted by a Winnebago County Grand Jury on Aggravated Battery to a Child and Aggravated Domestic Battery charges.

 

     Aggravated Battery to a Child 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 of Mandatory Supervised Release.

     Aggravated Domestic Battery is a Class 2 Felony that is punishable by a sentence of 3-7 years in the Illinois Department of Corrections followed by two years of Mandatory Supervised Release.

     Paden is scheduled to be arraigned on the indictment at 9:00am on September 13th, 2019, in front of the Honorable Judge Debra Shafer in Courtroom B at the Winnebago County Justice Center. 

     The charges are merely allegations and the defendant is presumed innocent until or unless proven guilty in a court of law.

 

 

 

CONTACT PERSON:

Alternative Justice & Outreach Coordinator

Katie Zimmerman

815-319-4725

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