Rockford man accused of sexually assaulting a child


A 39-year-old Rockford man has been arrested, accused of sexually assaulting a child under the age of 17.

Boone County Sheriff’s detectives arrested Douglas Valentine on Thursday. He’s charged with three counts of criminal sexual assault, one count of aggravated criminal sexual abuse and one count of criminal sexual abuse.

When police took Valentine into custody at his home in the 1200 block of Blue Ridge Avenue in Rockford, they also took electronic equipment and computers from the house as well.

An investigation is ongoing and more charges against Valentine are possible. He faces more than 50 years in prison.

Valentine is currently out of jail on $150,000 bond.

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