Officers Thurmond, Basile indicted for criminal sexual assault

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WINNEBAGO COUNTY, Ill. (WIFR) -- Eric Thurmond and Daniel Basile, both placed administrative leave by the Rockford Police Department, were indicted for criminal sexual assault.

Courtesy: Winnebago County State's Attorney's Office

Basile was arrested on Oct. 23. Thurmond was arrested in Arizona on Oct. 24.

Basile's allegations stem from Oct. 11, 2019 in the 700 block of Regan Street. Police began investigating a complaint of sexual assault on Oct. 12.

Investigators identified Basile, a 51-year-old Roscoe resident, as a suspect. He was allegedly off-duty when he sexually assaulted a woman.

Thurmond's allegations stem from May 23, 2019, when Thurmond was reportedly off-duty. A woman reported that Thurmond sexually assaulted her near Hall Street and North Second Street.

Thurmond, who served as a Resident Officer Community Keeper (ROCK) House officer for three years, was placed on administrative leave on May 24. Police say he transitioned out of his role as a ROCK House officer in September.

Rockford police announced charges against both officers in October.

Basile was charged with criminal sexual assault and faces up to 15 years in prison.

Thurmond was charged with criminal sexual assault and unlawful restraint. He faces up to 18 years in prison.

Thurmond is scheduled for an arraignment hearing on Nov. 19. Basile is scheduled for an arraignment hearing on Dec. 5.

Both are considered innocent unless proven guilty by the court of law.