Rockford man arrested for child sexual assault charges

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ROCKFORD, Ill. (WIFR) -- A Rockford man accused of sexually assaulting children is behind bars.

Douglas A. Valentine, 40, had been arrested on Oct. 11, 2018 for allegedly making sexual contact with a juvenile girl.

Valentine had charges filed against him Friday after a warrant. He faces charges of criminal sexual assault of a child and aggravated criminal sexual abuse of a child.

In a follow-up investigation, Winnebago County Sheriff’s Detectives learned Valentine was connected to at least two other incidents of sexual abuse. Detectives say the incidents happened in the 1200 block of Blue Ridge Ave. in Rockford between from June 1 to September 1, 2018.

Valentine is being held in Winnebago County Jail. He is considered innocent unless proven guilty by the court of law.

Deputies ask to call the Winnebago County Sheriff’s Department at 815-319-6400 if you have any additional information on these incidents or similar incidents.