Here’s the press release:
Arrest of Sex Offender/Future Compliance Checks
On Thursday, October 21st, 2010, Crystal Lake Police arrested Eric R. Lord (24) of 1018 Darlington Ln, Crystal Lake, charging him with;
- Failure to Register as a Sex Offender,
- Unlawful Possession of a Controlled Substance,
- Unlawful Possession of a Hypodermic Syringe, and
- Unlawful Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.
He was also wanted on an arrest warrant for violating his probation. Police learned the previous day that Lord was believed to be residing in the area, and began an investigation as he was not properly registered. Lord was found to have moved into the Crystal Lake residence in August of this year.
The Illinois Sex Offender Act requires persons convicted of sexual offenses register with local police listing among other identifiers where they currently reside, within three days of establishing residency and any changes thereafter. Additional charges may follow.
Cases such as this highlight the need to diligently monitor sex offenders, and take swift, decisive action when violations are found.
There are currently twenty-one residents of Crystal Lake who are required to register as sex offenders, sixteen of which are listed on the public sex offender registry maintained by the Illinois State Police.
Juvenile offenders are not listed.
The registry for all sex offenders residing in Illinois may be viewed at www.isp.state.il.us/sor.
Most who are required to register must do so for ten years following conviction and release on a sexually based offense, while others are required to do so for life depending on the nature of the offense itself.
As part of continued monitoring efforts, Crystal Lake Police conduct residency verification checks throughout the year to confirm compliance, and will do so again on Halloween this year.
Sex offenders on parole or probation are prohibited from distributing candy or other items to anyone under the age of eighteen years old.
Parents are encouraged to accompany children as they participate in trick-or-treating activities, and to remind children of safety precautions to be followed with regard to encounters with people they and their parents do not know.