Stephenson County, Illinois — June 27, 2017 — Below is a map containing all the registered sex offenders in Stephenson County, Illinois. While we realize this may make some of you feel uneasy so when viewing this map, keep these things in mind.
The red houses represent schools or public places where children gather and the yellow marker is where the offender lives.
It is important to note that not all the people on this list are 50 year olds who had contact with a 10 year old. In other words, some of these are 18 year olds who were with 16 year olds.
For that reason, we are not publicizing any personally identifiable information other than the map of where offenders live in our county. This is merely so our community is aware and can take precautionary measures to ensure family safety.
If you have any thoughts or comments, please feel free to chime in.
1. The map below is a look at Stephenson County, Illinois
Altogether there are 110 offenders listed within Stephenson County. There are 104 men and 6 women. 3 are listed as non-compliant. A sex offender becomes non-compliant when he or she fails to:
- Register with the local law enforcement agency within 3 days of notification by the Illinois Department of Corrections or the Court; or
- Register annually; or
- Register quarterly (if applicable); or
- Provide complete and accurate information to law enforcement personnel during registration; or
- Change his or her address or other information without notifying law enforcement personnel.
In addition to being Non-Compliant, a person may be listed with a Location Unknown status.
The sex offender has vacated his last reported address and has not provided new information regarding his current whereabouts to law enforcement as required by law. Law enforcement officials have confirmed that the offender has vacated the last known address by conducting a physical address verification of the offenders last reported address. The offenders current whereabouts at this time are unknown. An offender listed with an address of location unknown also means the offender is missing. This individual would also be non-compliant in regards to the Illinois Sex Offender Registration Act.
Law enforcement agencies are required by law to verify a sex offenders residence in person at least once per year.
2. This map (below) shows a closeup of Freeport, Illinois with fairly identifiable street names and landmarks.
A sex offender must register in person annually for a period of 10 years. The 10-year registration period will start upon conviction for those offenders sentenced to probation. Those offenders sentenced to the Illinois Department of Corrections, another state’s department of corrections, or federal corrections must register for 10 years from final parole, discharge, or release.
3. This is Freeport, Illinois up close (below) with identifiable street names and landmarks.
There are currently 7 people serving time in the Illinois Department of Corrections for crimes of a sexual nature. Six of them are from Freeport and one is from Cedarville.
A sex offender visiting the State of Illinois for more than 3 days in a calendar year will be required to register with the local law enforcement jurisdiction where the sex offender is staying. This means cumulative days; it does not necessarily have to be 3 consecutive days.
Also, Illinois laws says a person who commits a sex offense on or after January 1, 2010 and is convicted of this offense on or after January 1, 2010 must refrain from accessing or using a social networking website while on probation, parole or mandatory supervised release.
There are no Illinois laws which prohibit a child sex offender from being around children, unless it is at a park, school, or any location designed exclusively for people under the age of 18.
Within three days of beginning to reside in a household with a child under 18 years of age who is not his or her own child, the child sex offender must report this information to the registering law agency.
In the State of Illinois, there are 29,842 registered Sex Offenders. 2,160 of them are considered “non-compliant”.