A Waukegan man, who was deemed in the 1990s as a “sexually dangerous” person, was arrested again for exposing himself to two children in Waukegan.
Richard A. Kastman, 62, of 838 South Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue in Waukegan, was charged with two counts of sexual exploitation of a child, a Class 4 felony.
Officers with the Waukegan Police Department arrested Kastman on the morning of October 4, court records show.
A criminal complaint filed in Lake County Circuit Court alleges Kastman exposed his sex organ “for [the] purpose of his sexual arousal” to a 12-year-old child and a 13-year-old child.
The incident happened in front of Kastman’s residence at 838 South Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue in Waukegan, the complaint said.
Kastman has been a registered child sex offender since the early 1990s, according to the Illinois State Police.
He was deemed a “sexually dangerous” person in 1994 by a Lake County jury.
According to the Chicago Tribune, prosecutors said in 1994 that Kastman was “a threat to our society.”
“This man is a threat to our society, and we need to get him off the street,” a prosecutor said in court, the Tribune reported.
“This man had to be stopped. He preys upon children. Any areas you would find children, you would find Richard Kastman.”
During the 1994 case, Kastman was accused of exposing himself to school children on multiple occasions in Waukegan.
During one of the occasions, prosecutors said Kastman made sexual remarks to a 10-year-old girl and told her, “You’d better be careful, or you’ll end up like Holly Staker.”
Holly Staker was an 11-year-old girl who was raped and stabbed to death in August 1992 in Waukegan.
Kastman remains held in the Lake County Jail on a $500,000 bond on his latest charges.
He is scheduled to appear in court on November 5 for a preliminary hearing.