Police make arrest in Broadway, Ninth street sexual assaults
From press release
For the past several weeks, detectives of the Rockford Police Department have been investigating three sexual assaults that occurred in the area of Broadway and Ninth Street.
The age of the female victims ranged from 27 to 39. The times of the attacks were between 11:30 p.m. and 5:30 a.m.
During the time of the attacks, two separate victims were walking down the street, grabbed by the suspect, who was on foot, and pulled into an alley.
During this investigation, a suspect was developed, and the case facts were reviewed with the Winnebago County State’s Attorney’s Office. The State’s Attorney’s Office authorized charges of three counts of aggravated criminal sexual assault, one count of home invasion and one count of aggravated battery for Maurice Bowen Jr., 18.
Friday, July 24, detectives arrested Bowen in the 1400 block of Birch Court. Bowen was lodged at Winnebago County Jail, where he was being held on $1,500,000 bond.
Police are asking that anyone with information about Bowen or the alleged sexual assaults contact the Rockford Police Department at (815) 987-5878.
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