ROCKFORD (WIFR) -- On January 25th, 2013, members of the Rockford Police Department began an investigation into the Criminal Sexual Assault of a child. Rockford Police Detectives
conducted follow up investigation into the incident.
The facts of the investigation were reviewed by the Winnebago County State’s Attorney’s Office. The following charges were authorized:
Jeffrey D. Lawson, 55 years of age, Rockford, Illinois
Predatory Criminal Sexual Assault (3 counts)
Criminal Sexual Assault (2 counts)
An arrest warrant was obtained for Lawson by Rockford Police Detectives. The bond was set at $500,000.
On May 23rd, 2013 around 3:00 PM, Rockford Police Detectives arrested Lawson on the arrest warrant in downtown Rockford.
The charges against Lawson are merely accusations.
He is presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.