Lindenmeier is in prison after completing his sentence because he's been unable to find housing that complies with strict Illinois rules for sex offenders. For Lindenmeier, that means finding a place to live where, among other things, he is away from children and has no internet-accessible devices like smartphones and smart TVs. But their living situations disqualified them under state law. The rules even prohibit halfway houses from taking in sex offenders. So he remains behind bars, searching for a home.
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CBS — Illinois puts the home addresses of more than 31, sex offenders on a website so residents can see who lives in their neighborhoods. In addition, he used the zip code, which is the Willis Tower. Another sex offender who actually lives on the Northwest Side, only a few hundred feet from an elementary school, also registered with that zip. He is convicted of sexually abusing a year old. Another offender registered at 69 W. Washington St. A security guard there confirmed there are no residential properties at that address.
Illinois Sex Offender Registry Full Of Bogus Addresses
Terry Allen was arrested for an alleged sexual assault in Rather than facing a criminal trial, he was civilly committed for treatment in a state prison. Illinois legislators are poised to take action against a little-known state law that allows alleged sex offenders to be imprisoned indefinitely without being convicted.
If someone is convicted of a sex crime, they must register as a sex offender. For most offenses, sex offender registration lasts forever. The Illinois State Police and other police departments control websites of all registered sex offenders. These websites are called the public registry, and include:. The public registry websites never go away.