Man charged with approaching a child in O’Fallon

John Isom

John Isom

O’FALLON – On October 19, 2016 the St. Clair County State’s Attorney issued charges against John Isom, 84 years old of O’Fallon, Illinois, with the following offense:

  • One (1) count Disorderly Conduct (Class C misdemeanor).

The charge stems from an investigation initiated by the O’Fallon Police Department on Monday, October 17th after a complaint was received claiming Isom approached an 11 year old girl while she was walking to school in the 1200 block of Ruppel Ln.  Isom gave the victim a handwritten note containing $20 and the note indicated his desire to meet with her privately.

Isom posted $200 cash bond at the St. Clair County courthouse and was released from custody.  A condition of Isom’s bond is that he is not to have any contact with minor children.

On July 14, 2016, Isom was charged by the Monroe County, Illinois States Attorney with one count of “Indecent Solicitation of a Child.”  Isom is currently out on bond for this charge with a pending court date of January 4, 2017 in Monroe County.

The O’Fallon Police Department requests parents discuss this matter with their children and contact the O’Fallon Police Department immediately if it is revealed that a child was approached by Isom.