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Press Release-Ray Cherry 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 man for physically abusing a young child. 

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     On May 15th, 2019, Rockford Police Officers were dispatched to a Rockford hospital in reference to a child abuse investigation. Upon arrival, Officers met with a doctor who had concerns about the nature of injuries to a young child.  The child was suffering from multiple fractures to both of its legs and its left arm. Detectives conducted a follow up investigation that was reviewed by the Winnebago County State’s Attorney’s Office.  As a result, charges were authorized against Ray S. Cherry (DOB: 2/11/2000). Cherry was recently indicted on multiple counts of Aggravated Battery to a Child 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.

             Cherry scheduled to appear in court at 8:30am on September 19th, 2019, in front of the Honorable Judge Brenden Maher in Courtroom D 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.





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