A Mattoon man has been charged with Attempted Child Abduction and Attempted Criminal Sexual Assault after following a child near the park.
37 year old, Derek Luckey, of Mattoon, was arrested on Monday, September 19th. According to a press release from the Mattoon Police Department, Luckey was allegedly driving in his car and was following a juvenile male near the park. Luckey, then, stopped his car engaging the boy in conversation, in attempts to coax the child in a physical relationship. Luckey was arrested and is in jail, pending formal charges by the Coles County State’s Attorney’s Office. Luckey had no previous contact with the child.
Derek Luckey is a Registered Sexual predator stemming from a 2008 conviction for Aggravated Criminal Sexual Assault of Minors.
Derek Luckey is charged with Attempted Child Abduction and Attempted Criminal Sexual Assault.