Chicago, IL – Convicted sex offender Tyrone Hill, 37, was arrested Saturday morning after he attemped to abduct a 2-year-old boy at Chicago’s North Avenue Beach. The boy’s father pulled his son to safety and notified police, who caught Hill before he was able to leave.
Armando Uvalle said Hill’s attempted abduction of his 2-year-old son, Isaiah, happened ‘in an instant’ and while his son was next to him. Uvalle told news reporters that Hill “just came out of nowhere and grabbed my kid.”
Uvalle said he pulled his son away and the man walked away. Uvalle said the whole process took seconds.
The father said he immediately went to an officer on beach patrol and explained what happened. That officer then put a flash message out via police computer, alerting all officers nearby with the description of the suspect: an African-American man carrying several bags, wearing a black shirt with a white logo and black pants.
Two other officers assigned to beach duty reportedly heard the alert on the radio and saw the man matching the description nearby. They arrested him.
Uvalle credits a large police presence with catching the suspect before the man was even able to leave the beach.
Hill was convicted in 1997 of two counts of aggravated criminal sexual assault of a child, Cook County Assistant State’s Attorney William Hall said at a hearing Sunday. Hill was 16 at the time. His victims were 7 years old. Hill was reported to have served nine years of that 12 year sentence. This is apparently because prison works so well at curing pedophilia that Hill’s serving a full sentence would just be idiotic. That was sarcasm.
Hill has been charged with one count of attempted aggravated kidnapping of a child under 13 and one count of unlawful restraint, according to the Chicago Police Department. Bond was denied and he is being held in jail.Tags: attempted kidnapping, Sex Offender, Tyrone Hill, unlawful restraint