Officer Eric Thurmond appears in court over sex assault allegation

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ROCKFORD, Ill. (WTVO) — Officer Eric Thurmond appeared in a Winnebago County courtroom for the first time on Friday after being charged with sexual assault.

The judge ordered him to have no contact with his accuser.

Thurmond is prohibited from possessing a firearm.

The former Rock House Officer was arrested last week in Arizona after being accused of sexually assaulting a woman in Rockford in May.

After posting bond and waiving extradition, Thurmond returned to Winnebago County for his court appearance.

The judge released him on bond over the prosecutor’s objections.

Thurmond is due to return to court on November 19th.

If convicted of the crime, he faces 15 years in prison.

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