19-year-old sentenced to 40 years for aggravated criminal sexual assault, home invasion
From press release
Winnebago County State’s Attorney Joe Bruscato announced that Maurice Bowen Jr., 19, was sentenced to a total of 40 years in the Illinois Department of Corrections by Judge Gary Pumilia Jan. 12.
The sentence includes 25 years for the offense of aggravated criminal sexual assault and an additional 15 years for the offense of home invasion.
Bowen had been found guilty after a bench trial in front of Pumilia Nov. 10, 2010.
July 10, 2009, Rockford Police were called to an apartment in the 2400 block of Broadway in Rockford. Officers observed the tenant of the apartment to be partially naked and beaten. The victim indicated a male had forced his way into her apartment, and then beat and sexually assaulted her. The victim was taken to the hospital for her injuries.
Aggravated criminal sex assault is a class X felony that has a sentencing range of six to 30 years in the Illinois Department of Corrections. Home invasion is a class X felony that has a sentencing range of six to 30 years in the Illinois Department of Corrections. Truth in sentencing applies to all offenses. The defendant must serve 85 percent of his sentence. These sentences must be served consecutively.
This defendant is still pending on two additional aggravated sexual assault cases, which are set for status at 9 a.m., Feb. 4.
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