UPDATE: Feb. 6, 2013 at 2:55 p.m.
The Illinois Department of Corrections wesbite indicates that Lawrence Adamczyk’s parole has been revoked and that he is back in custody at the Stateville Correctional Center. The website also indicates that his next parole date has yet to be determined.
Lawrence Adamczyk, a 49-year-old Rockford man who reportedly told police he entered Riverside-Brookfield High School in January looking to have sex with a boy was found not guilty of disorderly conduct and criminal trespass on Friday.
Cook County Circuit Court Judge Ramon Ocasio handed down his ruling at a hearing Feb. 1 at the Maybrook courthouse, following a trial on Jan. 22.
“I am extremely disappointed with Judge Ocasio’s ruling,” said Riverside Police Chief Thomas Weitzel. “We had a solid case and direct testimony was given by both security personnel and police officers as to the circumstances surrounding Mr. Adamczyk’s arrest.”
Adamczyk, who was found by an RBHS security staff member walking the halls of the high school on the morning of Jan. 12, will not simply be set free.
On Friday, the Cook County Jail website indicated that Adamczyk was still being held on a no-bond warrant issued by the Illinois Department of Corrections when he was arrested in Riverside.
However, on Monday, Adamczyk was no longer listed as an inmate at Cook County Jail. He was also still listed as being on parole by IDOC, suggesting Adamczyk had been released back to the Chicago halfway house where he was serving his parole.
Adamczyk was paroled from prison on Dec. 28, 2012 after serving part of a three-year sentence for a 2011 aggravated battery conviction. In that case, Adamczyk was convicted of inappropriately touching three men while they were exercising at a St. Charles health club and exposing himself to others at the health club.
Adamczyk had been serving his parole at a South Side halfway house. He is allowed to leave the halfway house during the day. When he was arrested by Riverside police inside the pool area of RBHS on Jan. 12, Adamczyk reportedly told police that he got off the train in Riverside and walked toward Brookfield Zoo.
However, as he reached the high school, he reportedly told police he began hearing voices in his head, including the voice of pop singer Justin Bieber, who told him to go inside the school. Adamczyk was wearing an electronic monitoring bracelet on his ankle when he was arrested.
If Adamczyk is not returned to state prison, he will return to the halfway house to finish his sentence.
According to police, Adamczyk has a history of arrests where he allegedly groped juveniles, both male and female.
In 2003, Adamczyk was arrested three times for incidents involving juveniles. That February, he was charged with battery of a juvenile by West Chicago police and served a 60-day sentence. In August 2003, Bloomingdale police charged Adamczyk with battery and he was sentenced to 60 days in jail for grabbing a juvenile’s buttocks in the food court of a shopping mall. The following month, he was accused by Cherry Valley police of inappropriately touching a female juvenile. That case was dismissed.
Northern Illinois University police in 2005 charged Adamczyk with public indecency and disorderly conduct for masturbating inside a health club on the campus. He was sentenced to 18 months’ probation and fined $1,130. Also that year, Adamczyk was reportedly found inside the boys locker room at LaSalle-Peru High School. He was not charged, since there was no evidence of any criminal action.
“He is without a doubt a danger to society and has no business walking the streets, as his intent has been apparent over the past 10 years,” said Weitzel, “targeting juveniles to engage in sex acts with.”