Englewood residents protested outside an apartment building Monday that they said had become a frequent home to paroled sex offenders.
The latest to move-in is Cayce ____, convicted in the 1997 sexual assault and murder of 20-month-old Quortney Kley. ____moved to the 6600 block of South Perry Avenue last week from Crystal Lake after residents in that McHenry County city petitioned for his removal.
____ is on mandatory supervised release — got out of prison in February after serving 24 years of a 48-year sentence, according to the Illinois Department of Corrections.
“Why would you dump your pedophilia in Englewood?” Darryl Smith said Monday. “We don’t need any added problems here.”
Smith said he and others in Englewood want local officials to investigate the apartment building, which is just down the street from a park and also near schools. According to the Chicago Police Department, the building’s proximity to the park does not prohibit parolees or sex offenders from living at the address.
Englewood residents distributed fliers outside Williams’ apartment Sunday, urging people to complain to their elected officials and demand residents be notified when sex offenders move into the neighborhood.
Residents gathered there again Monday to demand that the building be shut down, because they believe several released sex offenders live there. According to the National Sex Offender Public Website, over 30 sex offenders have stayed at the building.