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Crime & Courts

Residency issues continue with sex offender convicted in DeKalb County

Cody P. Lynch, 22, of Pekin
Cody P. Lynch, 22, of Pekin

SYCAMORE – A former Sycamore High School student convicted of sexually abusing a child and accused of lying about where he lives is free on his signature.

Cody P. Lynch, 22, whose address is listed as “location unknown” on the state’s sex offender registry site, lied about where he was living, his DeKalb probation officer said.

The officer wrote in a report that an investigation revealed Lynch’s landlord had kicked him out of the apartment he claimed to be living in, yet Lynch later told officers he was allowed to live there.

When the probation officer told him June 19 she needed to hear back from him by the end of that day with the landlord’s phone number, he blew her off, prompting her to request a warrant for his arrest.

He was arrested Tuesday, held overnight and then let go Wednesday by Judge Philip Montgomery, with the condition that he not leave the state and report to probation.

In August 2016, prosecutors dropped a charge of sexual assault in exchange for Lynch’s guilty plea, according to court records. Prosecutors also dropped a misdemeanor case involving another girl and said they would not press charges in two other cases, records show.

He is due back in court at 9 a.m.
Aug. 24.

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