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Man arrested at swim meet had earlier sex charge in St. Charles

Lawrence E. Adamczyk 49 Rockford  |  Riverside Police Department photo

Lawrence E. Adamczyk, 49, of Rockford | Riverside Police Department photo

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Updated: February 16, 2013 6:23AM

A Rockford man charged with disorderly conduct when police found him hanging around a swim meet at Riverside Brookfield High School had been on electronic monitoring for a sex offense in St. Charles.

Lawrence E. Adamczyk, 49, told police that he took a train to Brookfield on Saturday morning, intending to go to Brookfield Zoo and look for young boys to have sex with, according to a news release from Brookfield police. But when he walked by Riverside Brookfield High School, he told police, he received a brain-wave 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 off-limits at the time of the swim meet, the release said.

When police arrived, they found Adamczyk sitting in the bleachers and watching the swimming competition, the release said. Officers approached him and asked what he was doing at the school, and 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 Adamczyk produced an ID that said he lived in Rockford, he was taken into custody.

Riverside Police Chief Thomas Weitzel said at the time of his arrest in Riverside, Adamczyk was on electronic monitoring and had been paroled in December 2012 for an arrest in St. Charles in July of 2011. In the St. Charles case, he committed a sex act at a fitness center, Weitzel said.

He had also been arrested for similar crimes at a high school in Rockford in 2009 and the Northern Illinois University campus in 2005, Weitzel said.

At the Riverside police station, officers determined that Adamczyk should be evaluated by medical personnel and he was taken to MacNeal Hospital in Berwyn. After an evaluation there, he was returned to police custody.

He told police that he had performed a sexual act while watching the boys swimming event, 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.

Before he was arrested in Riverside, Adamczyk told police he had been living on the street in Chicago.

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