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Man charged with aggravated battery to a child, weapons charges

ROCKFORD (WREX) -- A Rockford man is arrested after police say he abused a child.

Officers say it happened in the 1300 block of N. Horsman Street in Rockford.

Detectives were called there around 3:35 p.m. on Monday and say they identified 29-year-old Shawn Leonard as a suspect.

Leonard was arrested and charged with aggravated battery to a child, domestic battery and unlawful use of a weapon by a felon.

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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