A DuPage County jury declared a man from Rockford, Illinois, to be a “sexually dangerous person” on March 4, following a three-day trial at which the man served as his own attorney, the Riverside-Brookfield Landmark reports.
Lawrence Adamczyk, 52, was arrested in January 2013 for allegedly wandering through Riverside-Brookfield High School in Riverside a month earlier, looking for boys at a swim meet to have sex with. He was found not guilty of misdemeanor disorderly conduct and criminal trespass by Cook County Judge Ramon Ocasio in connection with the incident.
At the time, though, he was on parole for a 2011 conviction for aggravated battery for inappropriately touching three men while they were exercising at a health club in nearby St Charles. The conditions of his parole don’t allow him to have contact with high school students as he had done.
Riverside police Chief Thomas Weitzel then wrote a letter to the Illinois Prisoner Review Board, asking them to revoke Mr Adamczyk’s parole and require him to serve out the remainder of his sentence for the aggravated battery.
That brings us to the hearing in DuPage County, at which Mr Adamczyk served as his own attorney and spent several hours during the three-day hearing rambling on about how aliens had spoken to him in his head and told him it was time to find a soulmate.
While he was awaiting the hearing, he was out on parole and had even been arrested in August 2014 on a burglary charge after allegedly entering a locked vestibule at the Lake Park High School west campus in Roselle and accosting a male student.
After several objections from the prosecution, the DuPage County jury took only about 20 minutes to decide to declare Mr Adamczyk a sexually dangerous person under Illinois law.
All persons suffering from a mental disorder, which mental disorder has existed for a period of not less than one year, immediately prior to the filing of the petition hereinafter provided for, coupled with criminal propensities to the commission of sex offenses, and who have demonstrated propensities toward acts of sexual assault or acts of sexual molestation of children, are hereby declared sexually dangerous persons.
That means his parole will be revoked, and he’s going back to prison, where he will serve indefinitely, until he can mount a successful appeal that will show he’s no longer a danger to the public or to schoolchildren.