Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Marcus Tyms - Repeat Sex Offender - Receives 23 years for Luring 13 year old

A McHenry County man has been sentenced to more than 23 years in prison for luring a 13-year-old girl to a park in Carol Stream in order to have sex with her.
Ten years was added to Marcus Tyms' sentence because the 25-year-old man was a registered sex offender when he committed the crime in 2007. In fact, Tyms was arrested just hours after he had re-registered as a sex offender for a 2005 conviction for indecent solicitation of a child.
Authorities say Tyms met the girl at the park, intending to have sex, but hit her when she had last-minute doubts and abandoned her when he was spotted by Carol Stream police who arrested him.
Tyms had met the girl on an online chat service and was in contact with her for about three months before their meeting in the park. He had persuaded her to exchange sexually explicit photographs in the days before the meeting, according to court records.
U.S. District Judge Milton Shadur sentenced Tyms to 160 months on an enticement count and imposed a mandatory consecutive 10-year prison term for committing the crime while being a registered sex-offender. He also imposed five years of supervised release and a $10,000 fine.

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

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