Rockford man charged with internet sex crime involving minor

ROCKFORD, Ill. (WTVO) – Tony Tennento, 36, has been accused of having inappropriate contact with a minor on the Internet.

According to Rockford Police, officers were contacted on Friday, March 18. Tennento has been identified as the suspect. He was arrested on Thursday April 7 in the 1000 block of North Rockton Avenue.

Tennento was charged with indecent solicitation of a child on the Internet, grooming and distributing material harmful to a minor.

He was incarcerated in Winnebago County Jail and has since escaped.

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