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A registered sex offender tried hiding out in a crawlspace but came out when a police dog was called in, the cops said

A registered sex offender knew the cops were onto him for molesting a child and was about to leave town, but instead hid out in a crawlspace when the law showed up at his door, police said.

James Robinson, 34, of 1023 Arthur Ave. was captured and jailed on three counts of predatory criminal sexual assault of a child after he emerged from the crawlspace about 3 p.m. Thursday, police said.

Joliet police Detective Tizoc Landeros said Robinson sexually assaulted his 10-year-old stepdaughter. He allegedly attacked the girl while her mother was away.

Robinson is a registered sex offender. He was reportedly found guilty of aggravated criminal sexual assault in 2001.

Landeros said police learned on Thursday that Robinson was planning on making a break for it, so officers headed over to his home to arrest him.

Officers reportedly were able to get Robinson's mother—who also lives in the house—out safely, but Robinson was staying put.

The police gained entry to the house and determined Robinson was hiding in a crawlspace below a under a stairwell. Officers then called for a police dog to flush Robinson from the crawlspace but he came out before the animal arrived, police said.

"He did give up," said Police Chief Mike Trafton. "We brought him down (to the station) and he denied any sexual contact with the victim."

Landeros said the girl revealed in a victim-sensitive interview how she was assaulted. He said she would not have been able to provide the information she did "without living through it."

Katrina Williams April 30, 2013 at 02:44 PM
How deep do you want ppl to look, because you have on blinders yourself Lakisa! Do not think that your actions will not be called into question, they will! For every story you fabricate about her, have you ever thought she has proof about the ones she has about you, me also and others around Morris and Joliet? Think before you speak, remember I have talked to you and the stuff I have on you is very incriminating.
Katrina Williams April 30, 2013 at 02:48 PM
When the case is over, all the world will look at the mother differently! The only one accusing her of anything is Lakisa, I shall keep the other name(s) to myself out of respect and those that only know what the read in the paper.
Katrina Williams April 30, 2013 at 03:22 PM
I have no reason to lie neither does the child, she is a well liked, smart little girl and for you to go after a child like that is just dirty. Tell ppl where all your children are located at! Oops, I forgot that is not what we talking about! Tell them about your DUI's, Drug case and how you live off of Social security and section 8, to get by and you only have your daughter and son because your wonderful mother has your older son. Since you want to pour salt on a child. Instead of getting your hair done and showing up at all his court dates acting like you care when you really just want his mother to be bothered with your trifling self, tell Mrs. Robinson the truth about the messiness you cause, the police reports in Morris and how you keep up DRAMA in their relationship because you wanted to be with him that bad. He was married and choose her, you got jealous and nobody ever figured he would stoop that low and touch a child. He was not that much older than the first girl, but a 10 year old, that is sick and you, me, God and everyone else knows it!
Katrina Williams April 30, 2013 at 03:27 PM
Don't get me started hun, I can go on and on! Grow up, raise your kids and let that monster stay where he belongs, in PRISON, you better hope he did not touch your child! God forbid he touched his own flesh and blood. I will Pray they put him in some type of serious mental rehabilitation, drug rehab and he learns about God! This is a sad case and you cannot to try an make the mother and child look like they are liars, when you lied in your whole comment. I have more, if you want me to bring it hun! Do you recall the conversation me, you and Saina had? You admitted he raped you, you admitted he was around your kids and remember my phone records every conversation so you can't get around that one hun! I have he proof and do not let them fly me out there as a witness, you will be sick with what I have against you alone.
Katrina Williams April 30, 2013 at 03:29 PM
Oh yeah Lakisa Tucker, this is just an observation. I am guessing you do not know what spell check is because you spelled simple words wrong, its lying not lieing, it is you not yo, it is using not useing, because not cause, damn not dam, ain't not aint, got no its have been raped, about not bout. I can go on once again. Your punctuation is horrible also. Did you make it out of the 8th grade, because you write as if you are a child in your writing. Just an observation. If you have an issues with my statements above, I will gladly give you a call so we can chat live instead of on here.

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