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Press Release-Sean Whipple Indictment

Date: Friday, January 18, 2019

January 18th, 2019

State’s Attorney Marilyn Hite Ross


Winnebago County State’s Attorney Marilyn Hite Ross announces that a Roscoe man has been indicted for sexually assaulting a child.  

Sean Whipple Mug 

In October of 2018, the Loves Park Police Department received a complaint about sexual abuse that had started in 2012. The victim reported that the defendant,Sean L. Whippler (D.O.B. 5/14/1993)began sexually assaulting her when she was under the age of 13, and the abuse continued for several years. Detectives conducted a follow up investigation that was reviewed by the Winnebago County State’s Attorney’s Office. Whippler was charged and subsequently indicted by a Grand Jury on three counts of Predatory Criminal Sexual Assault. 


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.  If convicted, the defendant would also be required to register as a sex offender for the rest of his life.  


Whippler is currently being held in the Winnebago County Jail on $100,000 bond. He is scheduled to be arraigned on the indictment at 9:00am on January 22nd, 2019 in front of the Honorable Judge Joseph McGraw in Courtroom A at the Winnebago County Criminal Justice Center.  


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





Alternative Justice & Outreach Coordinator

Katie Zimmerman


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