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Locked-Up Sex Offender Back in Court For Allegedly Assaulting Boy in 2007

A man arraigned Friday on sex charges is already pulling a 10-year prison sentence for predatory criminal sexual assault.

A man locked up on a 10-year prison sentence for predatory criminal sexual assault was arraigned at the Joliet courthouse for sex crimes he allegedly committed against a boy in 2007.

Jerry Lockhart, 24, appeared before Judge Robert Livas Friday morning.

Lockhart faces four counts of criminal sexual assault and two counts of aggravated criminal sexual abuse in connection with an alleged New Year's Eve 2007 attack on a boy in Joliet.

Lockhart's victim was either 12 or 13 at the time of the attack, said Joliet police Cmdr. Brian Benton. The youth did not go to the police until September, "after some support from family," Benton said.

Detectives then traveled to the town of Ina, where Lockhart is locked up in Big Muddy River Correctional Center, and questioned him about the accusations.

"During the interview, he admitted to the sexual assault," Benton said.

"He claimed it was consensual, but knew the victim to be underage," he said.

Lockhart was 19 at the time of the alleged attack.

Lockhart's conviction was out of Cook County in 2011. He sexually assaulted that victim in 2009.

Lockhart is scheduled to be released from prison in December 2017.

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Steve scooberson February 17, 2013 at 01:13 AM
Kid diddlers should be burned alive.
Jax February 18, 2013 at 11:43 AM
Can't we like castrate sexual predator ya know what the harm they loose the urge and remember what like was like with testicles then they did what they did and every time they look down bam! nothing there no urge to sexual predatory urges...That should be a law

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