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Belvidere man gets 2 years in prison for not registering as sex offender

BELVIDERE — A Belvidere man has been sentenced to two years in prison for failing to register as a sex offender.

Levi D. Parks, 19, pleaded guilty to the charge on Jan. 4.

The sentence stems from an investigation of Parks’ address after a Boone County deputy on May 24, 2017, attempted to serve him papers. The deputy learned that Parks no longer lived at the residence and did not notify state officials of his new address.

Parks was also sentenced to one year of mandatory supervised release.

The Illinois Sex Offender Registration Act requires offenders to register with the state within three days of an address change. Those convicted of a violating the act are required to register every 90 days.

In addition to convictions that require Parks to register as a sex offender, he was one of six teens arrested last summer in connection with damage to several cars police say were shot with a BB gun. He was charged with contributing to the delinquency of a minor and driving without a valid license in that case.

Parks must register as a sex offender after he’s released from prison and beyond the term of his supervision. R.

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