Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Richard R. Gallatin - Repeat Sex Offender - Released Only 3 Months Before

A sex offender on parole is the suspect in the kidnapping and sexual assault of a teenage employee at the Gurnee Mills Outlet Mall earlier this month.

Richard R. Gallatin, 37, is charged in a warrant with four counts of aggravated criminal sexual assault, once count of aggravated kidnapping and one count of armed robbery, according to Gurnee Police Commander Jay Patrick.
Patrick says Gallatin was released on parole from a Wisconsin prison just three months ago. He was serving time for a previous sexual assault in that state.
Gallatin's last known address is 5402 75th Street in Pleasant Prairie, Wisconsin but he is known to frequent Kenosha, Wisconsin. Police say he also has contacts in the Chicago area, Indiana and Arizona.

The U.S. Marshals Service is working with Gurnee police to locate Gallatin. Police say he should be considered armed and dangerous and anyone who knows where he is should call police immediately.

The 19-year-old victim was kidnapped as she walked to her car in parking lot F at Gurnee Mills at 9:30 p.m. on June 6. She was forced to drive to an ATM machine and withdraw cash. She was then taken to a church parking lot in Kane County where she was sexually assaulted. Police say Gallatin then forced her to drive him to a 7-Eleven store in Forest Park where he got out of the car and let her go.

Gurnee police issued several surveillance photos of a suspect early on in the investigation in hopes someone could identify him and that's apparently what has happened.

As for the photos to the upper right, police say the one showing Gallatin with a shaved head was taken in 2009. The one in which he has had a full head of hair was taken in 2003. The surveillance photos show him with his hair growing out.

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

"On average most sex offenders are never caught again for a new sex offense, after five years, between 10 and 15 percent of sex offenders are detected, often convicted, of committing a new sex offense. If you follow them for ten years the rates go up somewhat, if you follow them as long as we’ve been able to follow them, which is about 20 years, the rates go up to somewhere between 30 to 40 percent of the total sample will eventually be caught for a new sex offense."
Dr. R. Karl Hansen

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