Man sentenced for 2012 sex crime


Online Staff Report

A Rockford man will spend more than five years in prison for a 2012 sex crime, Winnebago County State’s Attorney Joe Bruscato announced Friday, May 9.

Scott Fink, 62, was sentenced Tuesday, May 6, by Judge John Truitt to five years and six months in the Illinois Department of Corrections for aggravated criminal sexual abuse. Fink will also be on mandatory supervised release for two years once he’s released from prison and will have to register as a sex offender for the rest of his life.

Fink was arrested in June 2012 after Rockford Police conducted a child pornography sting. Detectives found inappropriate videos on Fink’s camera. Fink also admitted to having inappropriate contact with at least one child between 2008 and 2012.

Aggravated criminal sexual abuse is a Class 2 felony that has a sentencing range of between three and seven years in the Illinois Department of Corrections. It also carries a penalty of up to two years mandatory supervised release (parole).

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