The Lake County Sheriff’s Office has arrested a convicted sex offender on new assault charges, according to a news release.
Barry A. Deacon, 34, of the
35600 block of North Greenleaf Avenue, Ingleside, has been charged with failing to report a change of address as a sex offender, criminal sexual assault and aggravated criminal sexual abuse, police said.
Police believe Deacon fled his Ingleside home after officers began investigating new sexual assault claims against him, according to the release.
The sheriff’s office learned of allegations in November that Deacon made sexual advances toward a girl who is related to him, according to the release.
The girl was visiting relatives
Nov. 10 in the 35600 block of North Greenleaf Avenue when Deacon allegedly sexually assaulted her, police said.
Police issued a statement in January seeking information about Deacon’s whereabouts.
On Saturday, a tip led police to respond to the North Greenleaf Avenue home, where they found Deacon and arrested him without incident, police said.
Deacon was convicted of aggravated criminal sexual abuse of a victim younger than 13 years old in a 2003 Lake County case, public records show. He was sentenced to three years in prison, 250 hours of public service and intensive probation.
Deacon remains at the Lake County Jail on $750,000 bail. He is due in court at 9 a.m. Wednesday.