Dating for sex offenders
Section 10 of the Illinois Sex Offender Management Board Act states "sexually motivated" means one or more of the facts of the underlying offense indicates conduct that is of a sexual nature or that shows an intent to engage in behavior of a sexual nature.
A sex offender must register in person annually for a period of 10 years.
By the time Plentyof Fish matched him with Deveau, Papamechail’s heightened status meant he would have already appeared on the state’s sex offender registry—something that Plentyof Fish didn’t check, the company confirms. They met in person; she went to his apartment twice.
At the time, Deveau, a recovering alcoholic, was living in a sober house near Papamechail’s home. The third time the two met, Papamechail forced himself on her, and Deveau called the police.
Most victims, almost all women, met their male attackers through Tinder, Ok Cupid, Plentyof Fish or Match. A person who previously was required to register under this Act for a period of 10 years and successfully completed that registration period has a duty to register if: (i) the person has been convicted of any felony offense after July 1, 2011, and (ii) the offense for which the 10 year registration was served currently requires a registration period of more than 10 years.Public Act 97-0578 explains further retroactive registration requirements regarding sexual predator offenses, and all offenses which have an exact effective date.A sex offender must register with the law enforcement agency having jurisdiction where they reside.If the offender lives within the city limits, he or she will register with the city police department.