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Man charged with sex crimes in two Stateline counties

WINNEBAGO COUNTY (WREX)- A man originally arrested in Boone County has been taken into custody in Winnebago County for the same crime.

Police say Douglas Valentine was arrested on October 11, 2018 in Boone County for having sexual contact with a teenage girl.

During that investigation, police learned that it also happened in rural Winnebago County in the 1200 block of Blue Ridge Avenue.

Additional charges were then filed in Winnebago County and Valentine was arrested Friday.

He is charged with criminal sexual assault and aggravated criminal sexual abuse.


James Stratton

James Stratton is the Evening Anchor at 13 WREX and reports for 13 Investigates He joined the team in August, 2018 after working at KWQC TV-6 in Davenport Iowa. His work in Illinois and Iowa has been awarded in both states, along with Edward R. Murrow and Emmy Awards at 13 WREX.

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