Friday, September 12, 2014

CPD Releases Details About Sex Offender Nabbed Near St. Rene School

Update--2 p.m. Friday, September 12:
On Friday morning, Karl Trujillo attended a bond hearing. Bond was set at $400,000, and his next court date is Oct. 1 at Cook County Circuit Court Branch 66, 26th and California. He is currently held by the Cook County Department of Corrections.

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Details released by CPD at 10:27 p.m. Thursday, September 11:

Convicted Sex Offender Apprehended
Near Southwest Side School

Name:                                Karl Trujillo, 39
7300 block of West Archer Avenue
Summit, Illinois

Charges:                           One felony count of Child Sex Offender – School Zone
                                           One misdemeanor count of Reckless Conduct
                                           One misdemeanor count of Resisting a Peace Officer
Bond:                                 Central Bond Court , 26th and California – Sept.12

Karl Trujillo was arrested and charged after he was observed approaching young
Karl Trujillo
children outside of a school on the 6300 block of South New England Ave at approx. 3 pm. on September 10, 2014.

A school administrator observed the suspicious behavior and confronted the offender. Upon learning that the offender did not have any children attending the school, the administrator promptly alerted an off-duty CPD officer, who called 911 and followed Trujillo as he walked away.

As responding officers arrived, Trujillo attempted to flee but was apprehended after a short foot pursuit, during which he resisted officers’ attempts to place him in custody. 

Further investigation revealed that Trujillo was a registered sex offender, and he was charged accordingly.

According to Illinois State Police, Trujillo was convicted of a sexual offense that occurred when he was 23 years old, against a 15-year-old victim. That crime occurred in Will County.

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Reminder: If you live in Beat 811 (Garfield Ridge west of Central Avenue), please attend the next Garfield Ridge Neighborhood Watch meeting, set for 7 p.m. Monday, September 15 at St. Daniel the Prophet Church, 53rd and Natoma. Learn the latest about crime in the neighborhood and most important, what you can do to keep the neighborhood one of the safest and best in the entire city!

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