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Rockford man accused of sexually assaulting a child

ROCKFORD (WREX) — A Rockford man is accused of sexually assaulting a child.

Pierre Hayes, 22, of Rockford, was taken into custody on Friday.

Authorities say they were called to a home last month to investigate a report of a sexual assault to a juvenile under the age of 13.

Police investigated the incident and identified Hayes as the suspect.

Police say Hayes shared a domestic relationship with the victim's mother.

Hayes is charged with predatory criminal sexual assault and his bond is set at $500,000. He is being held in the Winnebago County Jail.

Andrew Carrigan

Andy Carrigan is the Social Media & Digital Content Manager at WREX. He joined the 13 WREX team as a photographer in 2016 after graduating from Northern Illinois University. He also been a producer and Assignment Editor at the station.

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