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Facebook page lands sex offender in county jail

January 17, 2013
Creating a Facebook page has landed a registered sex offender in the Walworth County jail for four months, without work release privileges. Brian C. Chapman, 28, Geneva Township, pleaded guilty Jan. 16 to a felony charge of failing to maintain the sex offender registry. According to the criminal complaint:
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Man allegedly growing pot

January 17, 2013
A town of Delavan man faces felony charges after police allegedly found 62 pot plants in a home he was renting. Shaun E. Hillary, 32, has been charged with manufacturing marijuana and maintaining a drug trafficking place, both charges are as second and subsequent offenses. If convicted, Hillary faces up to 24 years imprisonment and $35,000 in fines.
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One-time candidate faces sex assault case

January 17, 2013
A one-time candidate for the Williams Bay School Board has been charged with first-degree child sexual assault. If convicted, Kevin J. Thomas, 43, faces up to 60 years imprisonment. According to the criminal complaint, on Aug. 14 Thomas touched a 9-year-old boy in a sexual manner.
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Lyons man gets six years prison

January 17, 2013
A 20-year-old Lyons man was sentenced Jan. 4 to six years in prison for sexually assaulting two girls. Brandon J. Collins, 5902 Christine Court, also was sentenced to six years of extended supervision. On Nov. 2 Collins pleaded guilty to felony charges of repeated sexual assault of a child, first-degree sexual assault of a child, second-degree sexual assault of a child and bail jumping.
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Delavan man guilty of sexual assaults

January 17, 2013
ELKHORN — A 68-year-old Delavan man pleaded guilty Jan. 16 to two felony charges after he sexually assaulted two young girls in his Delavan apartment. When David L. Burdick, 353 Tyrrell Court, No. 313, is sentenced March 8 he faces up 120 years imprisonment. Burdick knew the alleged victims, who were 4 and 8 when the assaults began.
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