Date: Thursday, August 1, 2019
August 1st, 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 sexually assaulting a child.
On February 24th, 2016, Rockford Police Detectives began investigating after a child reported that she had been sexually assaulted to Rockford School District Resource Officer. The abuse is alleged to have occurred multiple times between August of 2013 and February of 2016. Detectives conducted a follow up investigation that was reviewed by the Winnebago County State’s Attorney’s Office. As a result, Predatory Criminal Sexual Assault charges were authorized against Saul Colin Rivera (D.O.B 11/18/1987) and a $250,000 warrant was issued for his arrest in December of 2017. Colin Rivera was arrested on July 11th, 2019. He was recently indicted by a Winnebago County Grand Jury on Predatory Criminal Sexual Assault, Criminal Sexual Assault and Aggravated Criminal Sexual Abuse charges.
Predatory 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 of Mandatory Supervised Release. The defendant is eligible for an extended term of 6-60 years in the Department of Corrections because the victim was under the age of 13 at the time of the alleged offense.
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 up to natural life of Mandatory Supervised Release.
Aggravated Criminal Sexual Abuse 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.
Colin Rivera is currently in custody at the Winnebago County Jail on $250,000 bond. He is scheduled to be arraigned on the indictment at 9am on August 6th, 2019, in front of the Honorable Judge Joseph McGraw in Courtroom A 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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