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Man found guilty of sexual abuse

Criminal sexual abuse is a class 4 felony.
Winnebago County State’s Attorney Marilyn Hite Ross
Winnebago County State’s Attorney Marilyn Hite Ross(Winnebago County State’s Attorney Marilyn Hite Ross)
Published: Aug. 4, 2020 at 6:30 PM CDT
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ROCKFORD, Ill. (WIFR) - A 27-year-old man was found guilty of criminal sexual abuse in Winnebago County on Monday.

Michael Lambert was found guilty of criminal sexual abuse following a bench trial before Judge Joseph McGraw, according to Winnebago County State’s Attorney Marilyn Hite Ross.

On November 18, 2018, officers from the Rockford City Police Department met at the District 1 building with a victim, in reference to an act of criminal sexual abuse, according to Hite Ross. During the investigation, Michael Lambert was named a suspect.

Criminal sexual abuse is a class 4 felony with a sentencing range of up to 30 months probation or 1-3 years in the Illinois Department of Corrections followed by one year of mandatory supervised release.

Lambert has a court date scheduled for Oct. 5 at 9 a.m. set for sentencing in front of Judge McGraw in Courtroom A.

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