Rockford woman charged with sexual abuse of 2 children

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ROCKFORD, Ill. (WTVO) — 36-year-old Cowanda Curtis has been charged with Aggravated Criminal Sexual Abuse after police say she abused two juveniles both younger than 13-years-old.

Rockford Police say they were called to a house in the 1500 block of Andrews Street on Sunday, February 16th, where they met with a woman who said she had been injured by Curtis in a stabbing attack.

According to police, the two became engaged in a physical altercation which lead to Curtis retrieving a knife from the kitchen and trying to stab her daughter. Curtis’ sister was also home at the time, and intervened.

Rockford Police said the sexual abuse of the two children was reported to have taken place between June 1st, 2019, and Sunday, February 16th.

Police say Curtis was developed as a suspect and arrested.

She is charged with Aggravated Criminal Sexual Abuse of a Family Member younger than 18, and Aggravated Criminal Sexual Abuse of a Victim younger than 13, three counts of Domestic Battery and one count of Assault.

She is held at the Winnebago County Jail on a $20,300 bond.


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