Crystal Lake Barricaded Subject Charged with Child Pornography Felonies Including Victim Under 13 Years Old After Arrest on Darlington Ln Near Virginia Rd

Matthew R. Reder, sexual assault and child pornography suspect arrest in Crystal Lake
Matthew R. Reder, sexual assault and child pornography suspect arrest in Crystal Lake.

Crystal Lake police responded about 4:29 p.m. Friday, February 23, 2020 to a report of a burglary in progress in the block of 500 Darlington Lane in Crystal Lake. Upon arrival of police officers, police identified 24 year-old Matthew R. Reder of McHenry, who immediately barricaded himself in the bathroom of an apartment. Reder also threatened police with a knife.

Crystal Lake set up a perimeter around the residence, activated a Northern Illinois Police Alarm System (NIPAS) response for a barricaded subject, and continued to talk with Reder to try to deescalate the situation and negotiate a peaceful solution. After hours of negotiations, Reder surrendered to police without incident, according to Crystal Lake Police Department. Police and NIPAS tactical members left the scene about 8:00 p.m.

Initially, no injuries were reported.

Reder was initially charged with five Class A misdemeanors …

aggravated assault of a peace officer,

obstructing a peace officer,

criminal trespass to residence,

criminal damage to property, and

failure to notify owner of damage to an unattended vehicle.

Reder was later charged with two Class X felonies … two counts predatory criminal sexual assault (victim < 13), and two counts of production of child pornography (intercourse). Reder was also charged with one Class 2 felony … two counts of possession of child pornography (film/photos).

Reder was also charged with one Class 4 felony …

possession of a controlled substance.

Reder was transported to McHenry County Jail to await a bond hearing, where bond was set at $52,000.

Police activity Friday at the Darlington Court apartment/condominium complex was just southwest of Virginia Road and just south of US 14 (Virginia Street/Northwest Highway). Access to Darlington Lane was blocked to traffic flow, but traffic on Virginia Road and access to Mariano’s was not blocked.

Police officers from Cary, Algonquin, Lake in the Hills and Oakwood Hills also responded in addition to the NIPAS tactical or SWAT team members.

Matthew R. Reder was taken into custody on two active arrest warrants, one from McHenry County and one from DuPage County.

The incident was was initially assessed as a domestic situation with no danger to the public. Additional charges are expected as the investigation continues, according to Crystal Lake Police Department.

Matthew R. Reder, sexual assault and child pornography suspect arrest in Crystal Lake
Matthew R. Reder, sexual assault and child pornography suspect arrest in Crystal Lake.

SOURCE:
Crystal Lake Police Department (Facebook): Barricaded Subject Taken into Custody

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