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Judge revokes bond for Roscoe woman who sexually assaulted boy

By Jim Hagerty

ROCKFORD – A Winnebago County judge, on Wednesday, revoked bond for a Roscoe woman guilty of sexually assaulting a 12-year-old boy after she did not show up for her sentencing hearing.

Gina M. Colwell, 41, was scheduled to appear before Judge Brendan Maher Wednesday afternoon but was hospitalized minutes before the hearing. She pleaded guilty in July to a single count of predatory criminal sexual assault of a child as part of an open plea agreement. She faces a mandatory minimum of six years in prison.

Over defense attorney Aaron Buscemi’s objection, Maher granted Assistant State’s Attorney Jessica Maveus’s motion to revoke Colwell’s bond, but he did not re-schedule sentencing.

“It wouldn’t make sense to re-schedule anything until we know we have her in our custody,” Maher said.

Colwell assaulted the victim multiple times between Nov. 24, 2014 and Feb. 20, 2016.

She also faces a single count of aggravated criminal sexual abuse in a pending case involving a 13-year-old boy she allegedly abused between Dec. 31, 2015 and Jan. 1, 2016. If convicted in that case, she could spend between two to seven years in prison, a sentence that would be served consecutive to the first term.

As of this report, Colwell’s medical condition is not known, and she is not listed on the Winnebago County Jail inmate roster.

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