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Over the weekend, an Illinois man was arrested while he was watching a high school swim meet in Riverside. According to reports, security staff at the high school became suspicious when they found the man walking in a hallway that was closed off to visitors at the high school. After arresting the man, police discovered that the man had been arrested several times in the past for sex offense crimes.
The man was never required to register as a sex offender for the prior offenses he had allegedly committed, police said, so he has not violated any laws in that regard. However, the man was on parole when he was arrested over the weekend. As a result of the recent arrest and the new criminal charges that have been filed against the man, the man’s parole status has now been revoked.
According to reports, the man was arrested on Saturday and charged with disorderly conduct and criminal trespass to land. After the arrest, police determined that the man needed to be evaluated by medical professionals. The man allegedly told police that he had received a message via brainwaves from pop star Justin Bieber. The man said that the message told him to go to the high school to watch a swim meet instead of going to a nearby zoo like he had initially planned to do.
The man was evaluated, and after the evaluation, police continued to question the man about why he had gone to the high school. The man allegedly told police that he had committed a sex act while watching the boys’ swim meet at the high school. He also told police that he had initially planned to go to the zoo to commit sex acts with boys at the zoo.
Although folks should be held responsible for their actions, some people who are accused of committing crimes are not mentally stable, which could affect their ability to make proper decisions. The man’s claim that he received messages from Bieber to go to the high school may indicate that the man needs medical help. In these situations, defendants may benefit from working with an attorney who will fight for an outcome that focuses on getting ill defendants the help they need in order to avoid the possibility of being accused of committing similar offenses in the future.
Source: CBS Chicago, “Man with history of sex-related crimes arrested at boys’ swim meet,” Jan. 13, 2013