Rockford man found guilty of having relationship with teenager - – Rockford’s News Leader

Rockford man found guilty of having relationship with teenager

Donald Trotter Donald Trotter

A jury finds a man accused to having a relationship with a teenager, guilty.

Donald Trotter was on trial for criminal sexual assault, aggravated sexual abuse and kidnapping.  Police say he had a relationship with a 13 year old girl and that the two of them took off for California.  It happened in 2009.  Before he was arrested, Trotter was heavily involved in a local children's theater group. 

Closing arguments in Trotter's trial started late Thursday afternoon and a jury returned its guilty verdict late in the day.  Trotter's scheduled to be sentenced in October.

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