Date: Friday, October 25, 2019
October 25th, 2019
State’s Attorney Marilyn Hite Ross
Winnebago County State’s Attorney Marilyn Hite Ross announces that Scottie A. Pulliam (D.O.B. 8/9/1971) was sentenced to a total of 26 years and three months in the Illinois Department of Corrections for Predatory Criminal Sexual Assault and Aggravated Criminal Sexual Abuse by the Honorable Judge Brendan Maher. The defendant will be on Mandatory Supervised Release for three years after he is released from prison. Pulliam will also have to register as a sex offender for the rest of his life as part of his sentence. The defendant was found guilty of Predatory Criminal Sexual Assault and Aggravated Criminal Sexual Abuse after a jury trial in May.
In September of 2018, Rockford Police received a complaint from an individual who reported that the defendant, Scottie Pulliam, had sexually abused her. Sensitive Crimes Detectives conducted a follow up investigation which revealed that Pulliam had sexually abused a child under the age of 13 multiple times between 2014 until it was reported in 2018.
Predatory Criminal Sexual Assault is a Class X Felony that is punishable by an extended sentence of 6-60 years in the Illinois Department of Corrections followed by three years of Mandatory Supervised Release. Pulliam was sentenced to 23 years and three months in the Department of Corrections for this offense which will be served at 85%.
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. Pulliam was sentenced to three years in the Department of Corrections for this offence which will be served at 50%.
The sentences for both charges will run consecutively.
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