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Belvidere man arrested on child sexual assault charges

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BELVIDERE (WREX) — A Belvidere man is arrested for sexually assaulting a child.

According to police, Marcus Rivas was arrested and charged with criminal sexual assault.

Authorities say the 23-year-old sexually assaulted a girl under 18 years old.

Tips from the community led police to the 1000 block of Whitney Boulevard where Rivas was arrested.

Rivas is facing 4-15 years in prison for the crime.

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