Woman charged with battery of child

Staff Report

ROCKFORD — A Rockford woman has been indicted by a grand jury after detectives discovered bruises on the face of a 4-year-old child.

Tia M. Hunt, 36, is charged with aggravated domestic battery and aggravated battery of a child, allegations that stem from an investigation that began last year.

In September 2018, Winnebago County Sheriff’s Deputies received a complaint from an person who had concerns that his 4-year-old daughter was assaulted by Hunt. Detectives observed bruising on the victim’s face and conducted an investigation. Findings were reviewed by the Winnebago County State’s Attorney’s Office and Hunt was charged and recently indicted by a grand jury.

Aggravated domestic battery is a Class 2 felony punishable by a sentence of three to seven years in the Illinois Department of Corrections followed by four years of mandatory supervised release.

Aggravated battery of a child is a Class 3 felony with a sentencing range of two to five years in prison followed by a year of mandatory supervised release.

Hunt is scheduled for court at 9 a.m., Jan. 16 in front of Judge Brendan. The hearing will be held in Courtroom D of the Winnebago County Criminal Justice Center. R.

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