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Man With History Of Sex-Related Crimes Arrested At Boys' Swim Meet

RIVERSIDE (STMW) -- A Rockford man with several prior arrests, including being booked for sex acts at a west suburban fitness center, a high school in Rockford and the Northern Illinois University campus, was arrested after police found him hanging around a high school swim meet at a west suburban high school on Saturday.

Lawrence E. Adamczyk, 49, told police that he took a train from Rockford to Brookfield Saturday morning, and intended to go to Brookfield Zoo and look for young boys to have sex with, a release from police said. However, he told police that when he walked by Riverside Brookfield High School, he received a brainwave message from recording artist Justin Bieber telling him to go to the school to see the kids there.

Adamczyk was confronted by security staff at the school about 9:45 a.m. in a hallway that was closed and off-limits at the time of the swim meet by security staff, the release said. At the time security staff called police, there was a boys' swimming competition taking place in the pool area at the high school. In addition, there were other sporting events taking place within the school.

When police arrived, they found Adamczyk, who had a duffel bag strapped across his chest, sitting in the bleachers and watching the swimming competition. When officers approached him and asked him what he was doing in the school, he initially told them that he had kids that were competing in the swimming event. When officers asked him for the names of his children, he paused and then refused to answer. After producing an ID that said he lived in Rockford, Adamczyk was taken into custody.

Once at the police station, officers determined that he should be evaluated by medical personnel and he was taken to MacNeal Hospital in Berwyn. Following an evaluation there Adamczyk was released back into police custody, and while in police custody he told officers about his initial plan to go to the zoo and the subsequent messages he believed he was receiving from Justin Bieber.

He went on went to say that he had been committing a sexual act while watching the boys swimming event before police arrived, the release said. Adamczyk "made several other intensely sexual statements involving young boys to Riverside Police investigators that are simply too graphic to include in a public statement," the release said.

"Mr. Adamczyk has several prior arrests including an indication on his current parole status that he had prior sex offenses," Riverside Police Chief Thomas Weitzel said. "At the time of his arrest in Riverside, Mr. Adamczyk was on electronic monitoring and had been paroled in December 2012 for an arrest that took place in St. Charles, Illinois in July of 2011. In the St. Charles case he commited a sex act at a fitness center. He had also been arrested for similar crimes at a high school in Rockford, Illinois in 2009 and the Northern Illinois University Campus in 2005."

Weitzel also said, "I cannot understand how this individual was not required to register as a sex offender. I ordered my personnel to contact the Illinois Department of Corrections and request his parole status be revoked due to this arrest in Riverside. At 7 p.m. on Saturday January 12, Mr. Adamczyk's parole was revoked and the Riverside Police Department received a parole warrant authorizing them to place a no bond hold on (him)."

Adamczyk, of the 1600 block of Oregon Street in Rockford, had been paroled to a halfway house on the 1300 block of East 71st Place in Chicago, the release said. Prior to the arrest in Riverside, Adamczyk told police he had been living on the street in Chicago.

Adamczyk was charged with one count of criminal trespass to land and one count of disorderly conduct. He is being held for a Monday bond hearing. At that time Riverside Police will lodge the no bond warrant issued by the Illinois Department of Corrections, the release said.

(Source: Sun-Times Media Wire © Chicago Sun-Times 2013. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.)

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