Sex offender arrested after going near Lake Forest preschool

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David Tschundy | Lake Forest police

A registered sex offender was arrested after concern surfaced about him volunteering at a church located so closely to the church’s preschool in north suburban Lake Forest.

On Oct. 24, police received a complaint that 61-year-old David Tschudy, a registered sex offender, was volunteering at a church in the 700 block of Sheridan Road, according to Lake Forest police. The complainant was concerned because of the proximity to the church’s preschool.

Tschudy no longer volunteers at the church and there were no indications that he had access or contact with any preschool children on Oct. 24, police said.

“At this time, there is no indication that he had access to or contact with any of the children in the preschool,” police said.

Police issued a 2-count warrant Wednesday for Tschudy for unlawful failure of sex offender to report change of address of employment and unlawful presence within a school zone by child sex offender.

Tschudy, of Lake Bluff, was taken into custody and released on $10,000 bond, police said. He is next scheduled to appear in court Dec. 19.

He was previously convicted of sexual exploitation of a child in Lake County, according to the Illinois Sex Offender registry. He was 52 at the the time, and the victim was 9 years old.

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