A 46-year old St. Elmo man is facing two charges related to his status as a child sex offender. Gerald E. Allen has been charged in Fayette County with unlawful residence of a child sex offender, which alleges that he “knowingly resided within 500 feet of the St. Elmo Grade School.” He has also been charged with unlawful presence within a school zone, which alleges that he knowingly was present within 100 feet of a site posted as a pick-up or discharge stop for a school bus or an area that is used to transport students to or from school when one or more persons under the age of 18 years was present at the site.
Both charges are Class 4 Felonies. Allen will be represented by a public defender. His bond is set at $10,000. Allen’s first appearance with counsel will be on May 3 at 10:00am.