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Former Rockford police officer dropped sexual assault charges

ROCKFORD – The sexual assault charges against Rockford Officer Daniel Basile have been dismissed.

Basile, along with attorney Mark Byrd and Winnebago County State Assistant Attorney Kristin Krivanec, appeared in court on Tuesday before Judge Brendan Maher, who upheld the defense’s motion to dismiss the charges.

On Wednesday, prosecutor J. Hanley said the case was dismissed in 2019 based on testimony before a grand jury.

He added: “The judge granted the motion to dismiss with prejudice. Hence the state is prevented from reopening the indictment. The Winnebago State Attorney’s Office intends to file a motion to review the judge’s decision and will appeal if necessary. ”

Basile, 53, a 21-year-old division veteran, was arrested by Rockford Police on two counts of criminal sexual assault on October 23, 2019, and was immediately placed on paid administrative leave.

The charges stemmed from an alleged sexual assault on a 23-year-old woman who drove Basile home from a bar in the early hours of October 11, 2019.

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It was not known on Wednesday whether he would be returned to the service.

Rockford police spokeswoman Michelle Marcomb said the city is not commenting on personnel matters.

Basile’s lawyer was unavailable on Wednesday for comment.

Chris Green: [email protected]; @chrisfgreen

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