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Rockford Man Convicted of Child Sex Abuse and Pornography

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A Rockford man has been found guilty of several felony charges related to the sexual assault of a child and child pornography.

55-year-old James Abron was arrested following an investigation into a claim by a 14-year-old child that she had been sexually abused by him.  Investigators believe that the abuse began when she was just eleven, and detectives say they found lewd photographs of the child on Abron’s phone.

A jury found Abron guilty on Wednesday of one count of Predatory Criminal Sexual Assault of a Child, three counts of Criminal Sexual Assault and eight counts of Child Pornography.  The minimum sentence Abron could receive is 6 years in prison, but it is likely he’ll receive a longer term due to the large number of felonies involved.  He’ll also face mandatory supervised release and would have to register as a sex offender for the rest of his life.

Abron is scheduled to be sentenced at 10:30am on December 21st.

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