Rockford man wanted on child abuse charges

ROCKFORD (WREX) — Rockford Police are looking for a man who they say beat a child under the age of 13 years old.

Jerry Coffee, 36, of Rockford has been identified as the suspect by police. Officers say they received multiple reports of battery to a child under the age of 13 in the 3800 block of Thyme Dr. After several months of investigating, Coffee was identified as the suspect.

Police say the child is related to Coffee.

The Winnebago County State’s Attorney’s Office reviewed the case and authorized the charges. A warrant with a bond set at $100,000 was obtained.

Coffee is still at large.

Anyone with information on his whereabouts should contact Rockford Police at 815-966-2900 or Rockford Area Crime Stoppers at 815-963-7867.

Andrew Carrigan

Andrew Carrigan

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