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The Lake County Sheriff’s Office is seeking information leading to the whereabouts of a wanted sexual offender.
In November of 2018, the Lake County Sheriff’s Office became aware of an incident where a previously convicted sexual offender, Barry A. Deacon, 34, of the 35600 block of North Greenleaf Avenue, Ingleside, made sexual advances toward a juvenile family member.
A thorough investigation ensued, and Sheriff’s Detectives determined the juvenile was visiting some of her relatives in the 35600 block of North Greenleaf Avenue, on November 10, 2018. While visiting her family, Deacon sexually assaulted her.
Following the investigation, Sheriff’s Detectives attempted to locate Deacon but determined he fled from the residence, likely to avoid apprehension. Sheriff’s Detectives obtained two arrest warrants for Deacon. One warrant is for two counts of Failure of a Sexual Offender to Report Change of Address (Class 3 Felonies) (bond amount $250,000.00). This warrant was issued because Deacon is required by law to notify law-enforcement when he is no longer living at a residence, and he hasn’t done so since fleeing his Greenleaf Avenue home.
The second arrest warrant is for two counts of Criminal Sexual Assault (Class 1 Felonies) and two counts of Aggravated Criminal Sexual Abuse (Class 2 Felonies) (bond amount $750,000.00).
Deacon is possibly avoiding apprehension in Chicago or the Ingleside area. Deacon is 5’07”, approximately 155 pounds, has hazel colored eyes, and brown hair. Anyone with information about his whereabouts are encouraged to call the Lake County Sheriff’s Office Warrants Team at 847-377-4250 or Lake County CrimeStoppers at 847-662-2222.
Sheriff Idleburg reminds the community all defendants are presumed innocent unless proven guilty in a court of law.