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Press Release-Raul Hernandez Gonzalez Jury Trial

Date: Thursday, February 7, 2019

February 7th, 2019

State’s Attorney Marilyn Hite Ross


Winnebago County State’s Attorney Marilyn Hite Ross announces that Raul Hernandez Gonzalez (D.O.B. 9/5/1984) was found guilty of Criminal Sexual Assault after a jury trial in front of the Honorable Judge John Lowry.

Raul Hernandez Gonzalez

In October of 2017, Rockton Police and Winnebago County Sheriff’s Detectives began investigating allegations of sexual abuse by the defendant, Raul Gonzalez Hernandez. The victim told Investigators that Hernandez repeatedly sexually assaulted her between May of 2015 and July of 2017. The victim was only 15 years old when the assaults began in Winnebago County. The investigation was reviewed by the Winnebago County State’s Attorney’s Office and Hernandez Gonzalez was indicted by a Grand Jury.


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.


Hernandez is scheduled to be sentenced on March 26th, 2019, by the Honorable Judge Lowry at 9am in Courtroom 314.







Alternative Justice & Outreach Coordinator

Katie Zimmerman


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