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Registered sex offender in Rockford charged with grooming a child over the internet

Desonia is charged with Indecent Solicitation of a Child, Grooming and Failure to Register as a...
Desonia is charged with Indecent Solicitation of a Child, Grooming and Failure to Register as a Sex Offender.(Winnebago County Jail)
Published: Nov. 19, 2021 at 5:37 PM CST
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ROCKFORD, Ill. (WIFR) - Arlington Desonia, 59, a registered sex offender in the State of Illinois has been charged for having inappropriate contact with a minor over the internet.

Officers from the Rockford Police Department arrested Desonia in the 1800 block of Reed Avenue on Thursday, Nov.16, 2021. He’s being held in the Winnebago County Jail.

Authorities were notified Thursday, Nov. 11, 2021, of a report of an adult male inappropriately contacting a child over the internet. A follow-up investigation by Rockford Police’s Sensitive Crimes Unit identified the suspect Desonia. A warrant was obtained for Desonia’s arrest after The Winnebago County State’s Attorney’s Office reviewed the case.

Desonia is charged with Indecent Solicitation of a Child Over the Internet, Grooming and Failure to Register as a Sex Offender.

If you have any information on Arlington Desonia, please contact the Rockford Police Department at 815-966-2900, on Facebook, or on Twitter. You can also leave an anonymous tip with Rockford Area Crime Stoppers at 815-963-7867.

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