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Yorkville Area Sex Offender Broke Registration Rules: Sheriff

The 23-year-old allegedly did not update Kendall County Sheriff's police on his employment and school status, police said.

A 23-year-old Yorkville-area sex offender is facing new criminal charges for allegedly failing to tell police he had a new job and was attending school, police said.

Thomas Binion, of the 9300 block of Route 34, Yorkville, was charged with two felony counts of violation of the Illinois Sex Offender Registration Act, according to a news release from the . He was arrested Monday; his bond is $30,000, which requires posting $3,000 to be released while the case is pending.

Binion is required to register annually as a sexual predator, the news release states. According to the Illinois Sex Offender Registery, Binion was convicted of two counts of criminal sexual abuse in Kendall County involving incidents that happened when he was 20 and the victim was 16.

"An investigation revealed that Mr. Binion had obtained new employment and failed to register such within the required three days," the sheriff's news release states. "It was also discovered that Thomas Binion had been attending school since late 2011 without notifying the Kendall County Sheriff’s Office."

Binion also was convicted of failure to register as a sex offender in 2009, according to the news release.

Shana Rowan July 12, 2012 at 01:14 PM
Oh my HEAVENS! A 20 year old had sex with a 16 year old! Yeah, lock him up and throw away the key. And then, as he attempts to move on with his life by enrolling in school, throw him back in jail because he didn't tell the police every little detail about his life. Yes, I understand it's part of the registration requirements and if he fails to fulfill them, he made a mistake. But it benefits NO ONE to put him in jail because of it. And what a POS sheriff to actually release this to the press. WHO CARES? Go do your job and track real criminals instead of destroying the lives of young people.
Reasonable Conservative July 12, 2012 at 02:50 PM
Yes, this appears unfair. Unfortunately no one knows the actual crime of which he was convicted. I'd like to believe our sheriff and state's attorney are following the law to the letter. Imagine what the Community would say if they were not on top of this. This young man knew or should have known how serious the registration requirement is. Should he be to blame for not following the rules? It is the offender, not the police who is to blame. That being said I find the statute insanely inappropriate. I also tell my sons not to date girls younger than 18 just for that reason and if they don't listen they will suffer the consequences. This is our culture and our laws. I am glad our sheriff enforces the law.
MT July 12, 2012 at 02:58 PM
someone 20 years of age who has sex with a 16 year old, is a real criminal. what if that 16 year old was your son or daughter? He also deserves to have his name and photos to be in the media. How old do you need to be to account for your actions and obey the law
Charles Babco July 12, 2012 at 04:03 PM
For info on jury nullification, go to this website. http://fija.org/ I would tend to agree that a 20 year old having consensual sex with a 16 year old should not constitute a life time of being labelled as a criminal sex offender. That seems to be quite extreme punishment. If parents don't want their 16 yr old kids to be sexually active, they should have more control over their kids. They should not rely on the legal system to enforce unfair legislation.
Richard R July 12, 2012 at 04:36 PM
And sadly this guy now has lost a job, for which he was trying to get on with his life as well.
Logansdad July 12, 2012 at 08:32 PM
I know what you mean Richard. He was employed and going to school. He was trying to get on with his life.
Mikey Roher July 22, 2012 at 04:33 AM
This kid is a striaght up sexual predator. I know Tom and even since I've know him he has always had a passion for hanging out with little kids. No one who knows him is at all surprised by the charges that he has come across in his life. Lock up this sexual predator, and throw away the key!
oswegoannie July 26, 2012 at 03:34 AM
Wrong is wrong. Know the law before you mess with an underage person, male or female. Even my 16 year old daughter knows if she fell "in love" with an 18 year old he could be the one in trouble if things went too far, same as if she was 18 and something happened with her and a 16 year old boy. The law is the law whether you agree with it or not and crossing the line can lead to a lifetime of consequences.
oswegoannie July 26, 2012 at 03:40 AM
ummm....I care. Someone who did not learn from very serious consequences and does not follow through with the conditions of their freedom may well be a predator who is trying to hide their whereabouts. He is 23 now and not a kid by any means. He would not be in the news and not be in trouble now if he'd followed the conditions to which he AGREED.
Samantha August 01, 2012 at 02:30 AM
This man was also in a relationship with a girl whom has a young daughter whos to say that he wasnt hiding this from his girlfriend at the time for deviant reasons.
Josh November 30, 2012 at 11:43 PM
Samantha how did you know he had a relationship with a girl who had a daughter?

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