Recent Crime News
Wednesday Mar 25 | via Patch.com
A Plainfield mom is lobbying state lawmakers to amend the Illinois Sex Offender Registry Act that would require abusers convicted of sexually motivated, misdemeanor battery offenses to register with the state as sex offenders. Tina Estapore's daughter, Stephanie, was 15 when a trusted neighbor sexually abused her in his basement in December 2011. Comment?
Tuesday Mar 17 | via WJOL-AM Joliet
Plainfield Central High School science teacher Brian Smith has been unanimously terminated from his position by the Plainfield District 202 School Board, after he was arrested last month for having alleged sexual relations with a 17 year old female student. The board has directed the superintendent to notify the State Superintendent of Schools of Smith's termination, as well as to start the process of suspending and revoking Smith's Illinois teaching certificate. Comment?
Thursday Mar 12 | via WJOL-AM Joliet
Now that we are into warmer weather, the Joliet Police Department reminds you once again that YOU MUST LOCK YOUR CAR. Here's a great sign of spring: Wednesday night two juveniles were spotted going through someone's car, while it was parked in a driveway on South Ridge Drive in Plainfield. Comment?
Feb 27, 2015 | via Chicago Tribune
Bail was set at $600,000 on Friday for a science teacher who has been accused of having sexual relations with a 17-year-old female student at Plainfield Central High School, according to the Will County state's attorney's office. Brian D. Smith, 32, was arrested away from the school Thursday and charged with criminal sexual assault, a Class 1 felony that can carry a prison sentence up to 15 years, said Charles Pelkie, a spokesman for the state's attorney's office. Comment?
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