Matthew Cavanagh

Thirty-one-year-old Matthew Cavanagh sits in the Bureau County Jail today, after failing to register as a sex offender and unlawful residency of a sex offender.

Cavanagh moved from LaSalle to the 100 block of West First Street in Spring Valley, but he failed to register his new address within the required three days. To make matters worse, Cavanagh moved into a residence that’s less than 500 feet from a playground. Savitch Park is close to that address.

Cavanagh was convicted of Aggravated Criminal Sexual Abuse in September 2010, stemming from incident in April of that year. His victim was 15 at the time. He served three years in prison after pleading guilty to the charge.

You can view the sex-offender database here.

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