Child approached at bus stop?

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fka Antioch Resident

Chicago, IL

#1 Dec 17, 2008
Received both the phone call and email notice from District 34 about this last night, does anyone happen to know any more details? My kids are on high-alert as are most parents, I'm wondering where this happened and if there are any leads on the vehicle.
Antioch Citizen

Round Lake, IL

#2 Dec 18, 2008
I don't know where this occurred, however, I just went to the gas station over the border, the Citco. They are remodeling the inside and now have two entrances. There is a sign posted on the makeshift counter regarding a sex offender who just got out of prison (I believe he did 13 years). He molested three kids, youngest 5 years old, according to the guy behind the counter. He is staying at the Stateline Motel on Route 83.

The Antioch 34 guy supposedly drives a white van with a black stripe and a ladder on it. Sounds like a utility truck. The Citco guy didn't know what this pedofile at Stateline Motel drives.
fka Antioch Resident

Chicago, IL

#3 Dec 19, 2008
According to my kids and what's being said at school, it was a boy from Oakland who was approached.

Thanks for the info on the other.
Ant in Antioch

Oak Park, IL

#4 Dec 22, 2008
It doesn't matter what school it was - it could happen anywhere.
Antioch Citizen

Round Lake, IL

#5 Dec 22, 2008
Ant in Antioch wrote:
It doesn't matter what school it was - it could happen anywhere.
Sorry to disagree, but it does matter to those of us who have children in the district. Knowing which school it was will place that particular school on higher alert. It just so happens that Oakland is a bit more remote than some of the other district elementary schools. Having two exits also makes a difference.

Yes, I agree it could happen anywhere.
fka Antioch Resident

Chicago, IL

#6 Dec 23, 2008
There are more details on the AES website. And Ant - on the one hand, you are right. On the other, as a parent, I want to know if this is in my neighborhood.

I have a feeling that as word gets out about the pedophile at State Line motel, he'll probably be moving on...
James

Albemarle, NC

#7 Dec 26, 2008
Was it your lovely governor?
Antioch Citizen

Round Lake, IL

#8 Dec 26, 2008
December 16, 2008

A Note to Parents/Guardians regarding a Safety Concern;

On December 16, 2008, a student waiting at a bus stop near Route 83 in Antioch observed a driver in a white van stop near the student. When the driver of the van (described as a young, white male) stopped, the child ran away from the van. The driver of the van reversed directions following the child. The driver made no verbal comments and had no contact with the child. The van then left the area.

A report was filed with the Antioch Police Department, and officers are investigating the situation. The van was described as a white work-type van with extension ladders on the roof and a black stripe down the side.

It is difficult to determine what purpose the driver may have had stopping near the student. However, without causing undue fear in your child, it is important that he/she be very cautious in these types of encounters. Please be vigilant about supervising your children, and direct your child on appropriate steps he/she should take if a situation like this should ever occur. As always, keep your eyes open for any suspicious activity, and report it to the police department.
Jennifer

Antioch, CA

#9 Feb 3, 2012
It seems like the same guy who did that with the white van broke into my neighbors house and now its starting to get scary!
Mystery Man

Fox Lake, IL

#10 Feb 4, 2012
How can you be so sure its the same guy ?
That was over 3 years ago.
And there's a zillion white vans out there with ladders on them.
spellchecker

United States

#11 Feb 5, 2012
Just guessing Jennifer may be confused since she's from Antioch CA.

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