Rockford man accused of sexually abusing child

Staff Report

ROCKFORD – A Rockford man is now in custody following an investigation by the Rockford Police Department’s Sensitive Crimes Unit.

Last month, investigators learned a victim younger than 13 was sexually abused at a residence on Lawndale Avenue. The suspect was identified as 60-year-old Harold Long, a member of
the victim’s extended family. 

Detectives conducted a follow-up investigation into the incident and long was arrested Tuesday, Dec. 17, in the 3800 block of 11th Street. He’s charged with two counts of aggravated criminal sexual abuse.

Long is being held on a $100,000 bond and is due in court Jan. 20.

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