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updated: 11/2/2010 5:57 PM

Antioch man arrested for not registering on offender list

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An Antioch man was arrested on Halloween for not legally registering as a sex offender, police said Tuesday.

Kristopher L. Young, 26, of the 400 block of Filweber Court, was arrested by Antioch police during a sex offender compliance check Sunday, Chief Craig Somerville said.

Police conducted compliance checks on registered sex offenders in the village during trick or treat hours, Somerville said. Under law, sex offenders are not allowed to pass out candy during Halloween.

During the compliance check, police went to Young's residence to arrest him for not registering as a sex offender, as he is required to do every 90 days, Somerville said.

However, he said, Young was not home when police knocked on the door.

Young was discovered at the Antioch Public Library, where he was taken into custody without incident, Somerville said.

Young is charged with unlawful failure to register as a sex offender, a class 3 felony punishable by up to five years in prison.

He is held in Lake County jail on $50,000 bond.

"The Antioch Police department closely monitors those required to register under the sex registration act," Somerville said. "This was one of the functions of the extra patrols we conducted on Halloween. We patrolled every subdivision in marked and unmarked vehicles in an effort to keep our families safe."