Wisconsin Sex Offender Arrested in Orland Park, 'Forgot' to Register in Illinois

Jonathan Rivera was arrested April 14. Bail was set at $100,000.

Jonathan Rivera, 28 | Credit: Orland Park Police Department
Jonathan Rivera, 28 | Credit: Orland Park Police Department
An Orland Park man who is a registered sex offender in Wisconsin was arrested April 14 after failing to register with Illinois authorities, Orland Park police said Tuesday.

Jonathan Rivera, 28, was charged April 14 following an April 6 investigation of a domestic disturbance at a home in the 9800 block of El Cameno Lane in Orland Park, police said. 

A background check on Rivera showed his status as a registered sex offender in the state of Wisconsin, listed as “compliant” with his address provided as 9800 block of El Cameno Lane on the Wisconsin sex offender registry website.  

A woman at the Orland Park address Rivera had listed told police she was unable to provide proof of his current residence. 

Rivera came to the Orland Park police department Tuesday, and when questioned why he had not previously registered as a sex offender, told police he had forgotten to, according to police. 

Bail of $100,000 was set for Rivera at a hearing April 15, and his next court date is May 6.

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Tony April 23, 2014 at 06:43 PM
There's an excuse here for every incident. Seems to be a pattern? Sex offenders are loathed so get accustomed to that abuse as NO ONE wants it near them. And Pulling the race card...that won't work here lady! Probably should pull up stakes and head back to WI and live happily ever after with the man of your dreams
Minority who cares April 23, 2014 at 07:16 PM
Tony, no one is saying race is the main issue here. And you are right sex offenders are loathed, but everyone who is labeled a sex offender is not a child predator. His so called victim even to this day says she is not a victim. And that's no excuse.
Just Me! April 23, 2014 at 08:10 PM
Silly question, but if the "victim" agrees to this. Why doesn't he petition the courts to get this removed from his record? Sure it would cost some $$$$ but I would think it's better than having this on his record?
Minority who cares April 23, 2014 at 08:22 PM
Just me, You are so right, but it cost money that he doesn't have. But that is something worth looking into. Thanks. ..


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