Saturday, October 20, 2012
Almost 300 Illinois records are included in the Boy Scouts of America's once-secret "perversion files." Search for your town or troop number.
Saturday, October 20, 2012
Patch's searchable database allows you to search by cities in Illinois. Information gathered by the Los Angeles Times shows the leaders of the Boy Scouts of America who were expelled between 1947 and 2005 on suspicions or confirmation of sexual abuse. If a troop is listed, a case file exists. At this time, not all case files are available online. As new documents become available, Patch will update this database.
Monday, September 17, 2012
The Woodridge man works as a track and triathlon trainer at Life Time Fitness in Warrenville and has been released on conditions that he wear a GPS monitor and have no contact with anyone under the age of 18.
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- Sabrina Wu
Monday, September 17, 2012
DuPage County State’s Attorney Robert B. Berlin announced Wednesday that bond has been set for a Woodridge man accused of having inappropriate sexual contact with a male minor whom he had been training in track and field. Robert Theodore, 60, of 3809 Hagen Court, Woodridge, appeared in Bond Court Wednesday morning where Judge Elizabeth Sexton set bond at $250,000 with 10 percent to apply. Get news in your inbox. Sign up for the Patch newsletter. Like Naperville Patch on Facebook. Theodore posted the required $25,000 to secure his release Wednesday morning. As part of the conditions of his bond, Theodore was ordered to submit to GPS monitoring and have no contact with the victim or anyone under the age of 18. Theodore works as a track/…
Wednesday, July 25, 2012
Thank you, NCAA, for reminding us that football does not come first.
Cheers to the NCAA for kneecapping Penn State for covering up the atrocities of Jerry Sandusky. Finally, collegiate football says education comes first. “Football will never again be placed ahead of educating, nurturing and protecting young people,” NCAA President Mark Emmett said. Let’s hope. Too many schools have lost sight of what matters: the education and formation of young people. Yes, athletics is a part of that. However, the almighty dollar has trumped math and science. Football programs in Big Ten universities rake in the dough, directly through the sport, and indirectly through alumni contributions because of the sport. The $60 million NCAA penalty is a hiccup. Football’s popularity breeds school athletic departments that are 32-…
Wednesday, June 27, 2012
How could Dottie Sandusky not know what was happening under her nose?
She admits the basement wasn't soundproof and she would have heard the boys yell as they were repeatedly raped. A jury just said it believed those victims and convicted Jerry Sandusky of 45 counts of sexual abuse. So where was Dottie Sandusky? I don't believe for one second that she was oblivious to what was going on in her home ... even with her own son. Matt Sandusky told the Today Show Tuesday that he, too, was victimized. She says the fact that she didn't hear the screams means nothing happened. Bull crap. It happened. She knew. As moms, if there were a thunder storm and the TV were blaring, we could still hear our children sneeze. Any parent with half a brain would know if that degree of tragedy were going on in her house for so many …
Friday, January 13, 2012
Judge Blanch Fawell said she will inspect the records from District 203 before handing them over to attorneys for John Carbonaro.
Despite objections from prosecutors, the judge in the sexual abuse case of a former Naperville North High School counselor has ordered Naperville School District 203 to release student records. The attorney for John Carbonaro, 34, who was charged in February 2011 with aggravated criminal sexual assault after being accused of sexually abusing a 16-year-old girl had requested records of two students at a court hearing earlier this month. Judge Blanche Fawell directed that Naperville School District 203 release the records of the students, including one students prosecutors described as John Carbonaro's victim. Fawell said the records need to be sent to her for inspection before handing them over to anyone involved in the case. She also told …
Thursday, October 20, 2011
Naperville Police Department investigators played a critical role in a Texas criminal investigation, which led to a life sentence for Stephen Silvey, 50.
A Naperville man was sentenced to life in prison in Texas for the repeated sexual assault of a Plano, Texas girl. Naperville police played a critical role in the investigation leading to the prosecution. In June 2008, Stephen Silvey, 50, pleaded guilty to predatory criminal sexual assault of a child, aggravated criminal abuse and possession of child pornography after a 16-year-old Naperville girl came forward in 2007 and reported that she had been repeatedly assaulted from the age of 7, according to the Naperville Police Department. Silvey received a sentence of 57 years in jail. Naperville Police Investigator Erin Gibler was not satisfied with the outcome and was able to identify a second victim who was living in Plano, Texas, according …
Friday, December 3, 2010
The woman testified against Mario Meschino, the former Plainfield school bus driver charged with possessing and distributing child pornography.
A man who made threatening phone calls to a woman testifying against his brother, a former Plainfield school bus driver, in a child pornography case has been sentenced to a year in federal prison, a published report says. David A. Meschino, 44, of the Naperville-Plainfield area, pleaded guilty to a felony charge of phone harassment in a deal approved Thursday by U.S. District Court Judge Elaine C. Bucklo, according a story by the Naperville Sun. In exchange for his guilty plea, charges of stalking and transmitting an interstate threat were dismissed. Bucklo also sentenced him to a year of court supervision following his release and ordered him to have no contact with the woman he harassed. Meschino made four phone calls to the victim …