Mount Prospect police detained and/or arrested a registered sex offender at Robert T Jackson Clearwater Park about 11:30 p.m. Thursday. The male registered sex offender was with another subject in the park.
As of January 1, 2011, it is unlawful for a sexual predator or a child sex offender to knowingly be present in any public park building or on the real property comprising any public park. The definition of public park includes a park, forest preserve, or conservation area under the jurisdiction of the state or unit of local government. A person who violates this is guilty of a Class A misdemeanor. Exempts child sex offenders convicted of Criminal Sexual Abuse (720 ILCS 5/12-15-b) and Sexual Abuse (720 ILCS 5/12-15-c).