Out of all of the things one could come home to, someone providing free housework has got to be one of the least terrifying. Then again, what if it was this guy folding your sports bra?
Would you (a) let him finish cleaning and folding laundry or (b) scream and call 9-1-1?
The 26-year-old owner of the underwear chose to call the police. It was probably a good decision, as you never know who the strange trespasser fondling your unmentionables might be. In this case, it turns out he was a convicted child rapist. At the ripe old age of 51, he committed aggravated sexual abuse of a 15-year-old, reports the Chicago Tribune.
According to the sex offender registry, he has fled the address on file and his current whereabouts are unknown. Looks like they found him. He'll now be charged with a felony for failing to comply with registration requirements and a misdemeanor charge of trespassing.
He told police that he was let into the house by an unknown person who asked him to clean the home. He told the shocked homeowner that he was there to do the dishes. According to the Tribune, he actually left 15 cigarette butts in the kitchen. Good help is hard to find, apparently.
According to the Illinois Sex Offender Registry site, registration requirements vary by classification of the offender. Some are required to register annually for ten years, beginning at the time of their release from custody. Other more serious offenders are required to register every ninety days. If a sex offender is planning on staying at a location for more than three days in a calendar year (these do not have to be cumulative), they must register that stay with the nearest law enforcement agency.
There are also a number of other restrictions. For example, sex offenders are not allowed in parks or schools, and are not allowed to be left alone with children. Parents can face criminal charges if they leave their child unattended with a sex offender, unless the offender is the parent or stepparent of the child.
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