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Sex offender arrested in West Frankfort


A West Frankfort man has been arrested on sex offender charges.

DeVere L. Abair Jr., 47 is charged with failure to register as a sex offender, theft over $300, and possession of child pornography.

Deputies working with the U.S. Marshal Service and the U.S. Secret Service Southern Illinois Cyber-crime Unit made the arrest  on Friday, October 12.

Information was received by the U.S. Marshal Service that Abair, a non-compliant Sex Offender from Indiana, was residing in West Frankfort. 

Abair apparently found out that authorities were looking for him, went to his work place where he allegedly removed proprietary computer files from the business, and disassembled a computer hard drive that belonged to him.

Abair, a convicted child sex offender was found at his home. 

A search warrant was obtained and child pornography was located.

Abair is being held under $150,000 bond.

Further charges are possible as the investigation continues.       

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