Man arrested for sex crimes after month-long investigation

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BOONE COUNTY, Ill. (WTVO) — A 42-year-old Hamphire man is in the Boone County Jail after he was arrested and charged with unlawful grooming.

The Belvidere Police Department says on Friday, September 6, it finished a month-long investigation by arresting Javier Ruiz on sex offenses.

Officers served a search warrant at a house in the 700 block of Bruce Drive in Hampshire around 9:00 a.m. Friday.

Ruiz was taken into custody without incident.

The Boone County State’s Attorney’s Office is reviewing the investigation for additional charges against Ruiz.

Anyone with information pertaining to this or any other investigation is encouraged to contact the Belvidere Police Department at 815-544-2135.  Anonymous reports can be made by contacting, 24 hours a day, Boone County Crimestoppers at 815-544-7867(815-547-STOP) and BOONECOUNTYCRIMESTOPPERS.COM.  Persons with information leading to an arrest can be awarded a cash reward of up to $1000.00.

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