Rockford man charged with sexual abuse of child

Staff Report

ROCKFORD – A Rockford was jailed Thursday following an investigation by the Rockford Police Department’s Sensitive Crimes Unit.

At around 11:10 a.m., Friday, Nov. 8, officers were contacted to investigate a report of sexual abuse to a victim younger than 13. Officers learned the abuse occurred in the area of South Sixth Street and 20th Avenue.

Police later identified the suspect as 56-year-old egistered sex offender, Gregory Massey. He’s charged with aggravated criminal sexual abuse, unlawful restraint, child abduction, battery, and unlawful presence of a sex offender in a school zone.  His first court date is pending. 

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