Man wanted for sex offense in Idaho pleads guilty to lying to police

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Kevin Adams | Lake County Sheriff’s Office

A man who gave a fake name toinvestigators in Lake County to hide the fact that he was wanted for a sexual offense in Idaho has pleaded guilty to obstruction of justice.

On Dec. 12, 2017, detectives were conducting an investigation in the 36300 block of North Route 41 in Warren Township, according to the Lake County Sheriff’s Office. During their investigation, detectives spoke to 46-year-old Kevin Adams, who was living in the area.

After Adams initially gave detectives a false name, they discovered his true identity and an active warrant for his arrest in Boise, Idaho for a sexual offense involving penetration with a foreign object, the sheriff’s office said.

Adams wastaken into custody for the warrant and charged withan additional felony count of obstruction of justice, the sheriff’s office said. On Jan. 11,Adams pleaded guilty to the obstruction charge.

He is being held in the Lake County Jail awaiting extradition to Idaho, the sheriff’s office. He was scheduled to appear in courtFriday morning for a hearing related to the status of his extradition.

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