Roscoe woman sentenced for assault, abuse

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ROCKFORD - A Roscoe woman was sentenced to seven years and six months in prison on sexual assault and sexual abuse of a child charges.

Gina Colwell, 41, also was sentenced by Judge Brendan Maher to 48 months of probation once her prison term is complete. She also will have to register as a sex offender for the rest of her life.

Colwell pleaded guilty to Predatory Criminal Sexual Assault of a Child in July and Aggravated Criminal Sexual Abuse on Oct. 2.

In February of 2016, Roscoe police investigated complaints of sexual abuse by Colwell. The abuse involved two children under the age of 13. Colwell reportedly sexually assaulted a child under the age of 13 multiple times between 2014 and 2016. The investigation also revealed that Colwell sexually abused another minor child under the age 13.

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