Rockford man indicted, accused of promoting prostitution, beating woman

Published: Nov. 14, 2019 at 4:14 PM CST
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A Rockford man accused of promoting prostitution was indicted Thursday.

Job M. Brooks, 57, was arrested on warrant last month after the Winnebago County Sheriff’s Office investigated multiple complaints.

One victim reported that Brooks had beaten her, threatened her and forced her to perform lewd acts with individuals in exchange for money.

Deputies executed a warrant on Oct. 23 in the 1200 block of Crosby Street.

Authorities found Brooks after entering the home. He allegedly fought with deputies as they attempted to take him into custody.

Deputies found crack cocaine, heroin and a stolen handgun while investigating. The sheriff's office says there was also evidence that the home was being used to promote prostitution.

Brooks was taken into custody on several charges. He was charged with trafficking in persons of forced labor or services, promoting prostitution, possession of a stolen firearm, possession with intent to deliver cocaine (1-15 grams), possession with intent to deliver heroin (less than 1 gram) and resisting a police officer.

If convicted, Brooks faces up to 15 years in prison.

Brooks has an arraignment hearing set for Dec. 6. He is considered innocent unless proven guilty by the court of law.

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