Rockford man arrested on sexual assault charges after downtown attack

Michael Rodriguez
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ROCKFORD, Ill. (WIFR) ----- A 32-year-old Rockford man wanted by police is arrested on charges of sexual assault and kidnapping after an attack near the downtown area.

Michael Rodriguez is now in custody following an ongoing investigation by the Rockford Police Department’s Sensitive Crimes Unit.

Rodriguez is also charged with home invasion, unlawful restraint and residential burglary.

Police received a call around 8:30 p.m. Tuesday for a woman who went to a local hospital and told doctors she was sexually assaulted.

After identifying Rodriguez as her attacker, authorities say the two knew each other.