Date: Wednesday, April 17, 2019
April 17th, 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 a sexual assault that happened in 2017.
On September 30th, 2017, Rockford Police Detectives began to investigate after a female reported that she had been sexually assaulted inside a home in the 7300 block of Travertine Trail. Rockford Police Sensitive Crimes Unit Detectives conducted a follow up investigation and the defendant, Tareq Ahmad Alhmdan (D.O.B. 3/10/1991) was developed as the suspect. The investigation was reviewed by the Winnebago County State’s Attorney’s Office and charges were authorized against Alhmdan. On April 2nd, 2019, a warrant was issued for the defendant and Alhmdan was arrested, then booked in to the Winnebago County Jail. The defendant was recently indicted by a Winnebago County Grand Jury on Criminal Sexual Assault, Unlawful Restraint and Battery charges. “Our ultimate goal is to enlighten the public and bring awareness to the issues of sexual assault and to encourage and empower the victims of sexual assault,” says State’s Attorney Hite Ross. “We can accomplish this goal through collaborative engagements with all partners and collectively we can make a difference.”
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.
Unlawful Restraint is a Class 4 Felony that is punishable by a sentence of 1-3 years in the Illinois Department of Corrections followed by a year of Mandatory Supervised Release.
Battery is a Class A Misdemeanor that is punishable by a sentence of probation or up to a year in the Winnebago County Jail.
Alhmdan is currently in the custody of the Winnebago County Jail being held without bond. He is scheduled to be arraigned on the indictment at 8:30am on May 9th, 2019, in front of the Honorable Judge Brendan Maher in Courtroom D 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.
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