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Ahmed Tawfeeq Sentenced to Five Years in the Department of Corrections for Attempt Aggravated Criminal Sexual Assault

Post Date:01/06/2020 9:42 AM

PRESS RELEASE

January 6, 2020

AHMED TAWFEEQ SENTENCED TO FIVE YEARS IN THE DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS FOR ATTEMPT AGGRAVATED CRIMINAL SEXUAL ASSAULT

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

Patrick D. Kenneally, McHenry County State’s Attorney, announces that 29-year-old Ahmed Tawfeeq, formerly of Elgin, Illinois, was sentenced to five years in the Illinois Department of Corrections, followed by two years of mandatory supervised release for the offense of attempt aggravated criminal sexual assault following a sentencing hearing on January 3, 2020 before the Honorable Judge Robert Wilbrandt. Defendant was additionally sentenced to five years in the Illinois Department of Corrections on the offense of aggravated criminal sexual abuse, three years on the offense of aggravated battery, two years on the offense of unlawful restraint, and two years on the offense of promoting prostitution. The sentences on all offenses will be served concurrently, and the sentences are served at 50% pursuant to the Illinois Truth in Sentencing Guidelines.

Defendant was sentenced after a finding of guilty on all offenses following a bench trial on November 5, 2019. On the morning of June 16, 2017, Tawfeeq, an Uber drive, assaulted the victim in his vehicle while in Prairie Grove, Illinois near the victim’s residence. The Defendant is facing additional charges of a solicitation of harassment of a witness which are scheduled for jury trial on January 6, 2020 in McHenry County.

The case was prosecuted by Assistant State’s Attorneys Mary Ann Scholl and Taylor Nesbit. The case was investigated by Deputy Chief Mike Freese of the Prairie Grove Police Department.

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