Sex Offender Information
In accordance with Illinois laws that require information to be available to the public about registered sex offenders, the Wheaton Police Department has compiled the current City of Wheaton Registered Sex Offender List (pdf).
Illinois Compiled Statutes (730 ILCS 152/120 (b)) permit the Wheaton Police Department disclosure of information in its Sex Offender Database on the Internet, identifying persons who have been convicted of certain sex offenses and/or crimes against children and must register as a Sex Offender.
Persons required to register as Sex Offenders are persons who have been charged of an offense listed in Illinois Compiled Statutes 730 ILCS 150/2(B) when such charge results in one of the following:
(a) A conviction for the commission of the offense or attempt to commit the offense,
(b) A finding of not guilty by reason of insanity of committing the offense or attempting to commit the offense, or
(c) A finding not resulting in an acquittal at a hearing for the alleged commission or attempted commission of the offense.
The Sex Offender Registry was created in response to the Illinois Legislature's determination to facilitate access to publicly available information about persons convicted of sex offenses. The Wheaton Police Department has not considered or assessed the specific risk of re-offense with regard to any individual prior to his or her inclusion on this Registry and has made no determination that any individual included in the Registry is currently dangerous. Individuals included on the Registry are included solely by virtue of their conviction record and Illinois state law. The primary purpose of providing this information is to make the information easily available and accessible, not to warn about any specific individuals.
Anyone who uses this information to commit a criminal act against another person is subject to criminal prosecution.
The Wheaton Police Department updates this information regularly in an effort to assure that the information on the Registry is complete and accurate; however, the Wheaton Police Department makes no representation, express or implied, that the information contained on the Registry is accurate.
The information contained on the Registry can change quickly so the current residence, status or other information regarding an offender may not be accurate. Though much of the information is of record, some information is gathered from the offenders themselves who may fail to provide any or accurate information. Additional information and verification can be obtained from the local law enforcement agency where the sex offender resides
IF YOU BELIEVE THAT ANY OF THE INFORMATION FOUND IN THESE RECORDS IS INACCURATE, PLEASE CONTACT THE WHEATON POLICE DEPARTMENT AT (630) 260-2055 BETWEEN THE HOURS OF 8:00AM AND 4:00PM, MONDAY THROUGH FRIDAY.
The information on the Registry refers only to sex offenses and/or certain crimes against children and may not reflect the entire criminal history of a particular individual. A complete public record of Illinois criminal history can be obtained from the Illinois State Police Bureau of Identification.
The information contained on this site does not imply listed individuals will commit a specific type of crime in the future, nor does it imply that if a future crime is committed by a listed individual what the nature of that crime may be. The Wheaton Police Department makes no representation(s) as to any offender's likelihood of re-offending.
Information compiled on this Registry may not be used to harass or threaten sex offenders or their families. Harassment, stalking or threats may violate Illinois criminal law.
Other government-sponsored registered sex offender websites include:
The following changes have been made to Illinois laws pertaining to sex offenders and violent offenders against youth:
- County sheriffs must disclose sex offenders' email addresses, instant messaging identities and other related information to school boards, private schools and childcare facilities.
- Libraries located in the county of the sex offender must be notified of sex offenders in the county.
- Anyone operating a carnival must conduct criminal history records checks and Sex Offender Registry checks for each worker. Child sex offenders may not knowingly work for or be associated with any county fair when people under the age of 18 are present.
- If their polling location is a school, child sex offenders can vote by absentee ballot or early voting; they may no longer vote at the school.
- A child sex offender can't be within 100 feet of a school bus stop if anyone under the age of 18 is present.
- A person convicted of aggravated child pornography on or after Aug. 31, 2007, must register as a sexual predator.
- Beginning June 1, 2008, a new offense is created for luring a minor. People convicted of this offense on or after this date must register as a sexual predator.
- Beginning June 1, 2008, a sex offender must notify the local law enforcement agency of any changes to their registration within three days of the change.