Friday, July 24, 2009

Jimmie I. Crawford - Repeat Sex Offender - Third Strike

A registered sex offender remained in McHenry County Jail Friday on new allegations that he exposed himself and solicited a 14-year-old girl.

Jimmie I. Crawford, 39, of Wauconda, was unable to post 10 percent of his $200,000 bail after being arrested Thursday on charges of aggravated criminal sexual abuse, indecent solicitation of a minor and sexual exploitation of a minor.

Crawford allegedly approached a teenager about 8 p.m. Monday at a residence outside Island Lake and offered to perform a sex act on her if she reciprocated, said Sgt. Michael Cisner of the McHenry County Sheriff’s Office. She declined and told a family member, who reported the incident to police.

The incident happened near a business where Crawford had worked until recently, Cisner said.
Crawford was twice convicted of sex offenses stemming from similar allegations in Lake County, Cisner said.
Crawford was appointed a public defender Friday morning and is next due in court Thursday. If convicted of the most serious charge, Crawford could be sentenced to between three and seven years in prison.

"25% of all sex offenders re-offend within 15 years"
.........Sarah Tofte

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