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State wants to commit sex offender

WOODSTOCK – A psychologist testified Thursday that a repeat sex offender poses a considerable risk of reoffending should he be released.

The Illinois Attorney General’s Office has filed a petition to have 55-year-old Guy E. Wilson, formerly of Woodstock, remain in custody under the Sexually Violent Persons Act.

“I believe he’s much more likely than not to reoffend,” Dr. Joseph Proctor said Thursday at the civil commitment hearing.

Proctor said Wilson needs intensive treatment in a secure setting. He diagnosed him with pedophilia and a personality disorder with narcissistic and antisocial features.

Wilson was sentenced in 2007 to 10 years and eight months in prison after he pleaded guilty to aggravated criminal sexual abuse. But with day-for-day credit, he is nearing his release date.

That conviction in McHenry County was Wilson’s third for sex offenses. That same year, he was sentenced to a concurrent seven years in prison stemming from similar charges in downstate Jefferson County. The victim was the 15-year-old daughter of the woman whom he was dating.

In 2000, Wilson received periodic imprisonment and special probation for a sexual encounter with a 10-year-old female family member. In that case, he was communicating with a man in Minnesota over the Internet.

During their chats, Wilson expressed a desire to watch the man tie up and rape the young girl. The man eventually alerted authorities, and sexual abuse allegations soon surfaced and criminal charges followed.

For the most recent case, Wilson was on probation for the earlier crime, and was seeking sex offender treatment, when he met a woman living in Mount Vernon, which is in Jefferson County.

Wilson expressed to her fantasies about raping a runaway, when his girlfriend offered her 15-year-old daughter, Proctor said. Wilson sexually assaulted the girl in a Mount Vernon hotel room.

Wilson, his girlfriend and the victim then relocated to Woodstock where he continued sex acts with the girl for about 10 months, the doctor said.

A defense witness, Dr. John Arroyo, also had evaluated Wilson. Arroyo testified that he believed Wilson was not a candidate for civil commitment. He found that Wilson’s sexual desires were incestuous in nature, and those offenders have a lower recidivism rate.

“He wasn’t looking for strangers,” Dr. John Arroyo said. “As family members grow up, [incest offenders] have less access to victims.”

While seeking treatment from the first case, Wilson was viewed as a “model client” and at that time declared unlikely to reoffend.

“He was very efficient in treatment,” Proctor said. “While in the middle of that he was already lining up … the next victim.”

Wilson remains at the Rushville Treatment and Detention Facility.

The commitment hearing before McHenry County Judge Sharon Prather will continue Friday.

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