Man who claimed brainwashing by Justin Bieber found not guilty of criminal trespass at boys’ swim meet
Sun-Times Media Wire February 1, 2013 4:10PM
Updated: February 1, 2013 4:41PM
(MAYWOOD) A Rockford man who told police last month that he was looking for boys to have sex with and entered a boys high school swim meet after receiving a brainwave message from Justin Bieber was found not guilty Friday of criminal trespass to property.
Lawrence E. Adamczyk, 49, has an arrest history for inappropriate sexual conduct with juveniles, including arrests for sex acts at a west suburban fitness center, a high school in Rockford and the Northern Illinois University campus, police said.
Adamczyk told police that he took a train from Rockford to Brookfield on Jan. 12 and intended to go to Brookfield Zoo and look for young boys to have sex with, a release from Riverside police said. However, he told police that when he walked by Riverside-Brookfield High School, he received a brainwave message from recording artist Justin Bieber telling him to go to the school to see the kids there.
Adamczyk was confronted by security staff at the school about 9:45 a.m. in a hallway that was closed and off-limits at the time of the swim meet by security staff, police said. When security staff called police, there was a boys’ swimming competition taking place in the pool area at the high school. In addition, there were other sporting events taking place within the school.
When police arrived, they found Adamczyk, who had a duffel bag strapped across his chest, sitting in the bleachers and watching the swimming competition. When officers approached him and asked him what he was doing in the school, he initially told them that he had kids that were competing in the swimming event. When officers asked him for the names of his children, he paused and then refused to answer. After producing an ID that said he lived in Rockford, Adamczyk was taken into custody.
Following an evaluation at an area hospital, Adamczyk was released back into police custody and told officers about his initial plan to go to the zoo and the subsequent messages he believed he was receiving from Justin Bieber.
He went on went to say that he had been committing a sexual act while watching the boys swimming event before police arrived, the release said. Adamczyk “made several other intensely sexual statements involving young boys to Riverside police investigators that are simply too graphic to include in a public statement,” a police release said.
He faced trial Jan. 22 in Maywood, and on Friday Adamczyk was found not guilty of criminal trespass to property and disorderly conduct by Cook County Circuit Court Judge Ramon Ocasio, a release Friday from Riverside police said.
Riverside Police Chief Thomas Weitzel expressed his disappointment with the ruling Friday. “I am extremely disappointed with Judge Ocasio’s ruling,” he stated in the release. “We had a solid case and direct testimony was given by both security personnel and police officers as to the circumstances surrounding Mr. Adamczyk’s arrest. The initial investigation and intensive follow up investigation clearly produced significant evidence for a conviction.”
Weitzel did, however, praise the Cook County State’s Attorney’s office for their aggressive prosecution of the case.
Weitzel said that at the time of his arrest in Riverside, Adamczyk was on electronic monitoring and had been paroled in December 2012 for an arrest that took place in St. Charles in July of 2011. In the St. Charles case he commited a sex act at a fitness center. He had also been arrested for similar crimes at a high school in Rockford in 2009 and the Northern Illinois University Campus in 2005, police said.
“Mr. Adamczyk’s criminal history clearly demonstrates a serious psychological deficiency. He is without a doubt a danger to society and has no business walking the streets as his intent has been apparent over the past 10 years -- targeting juveniles to engage in sex acts with. All of his prior cases either took place at schools, malls, fitness facilities or other public places. For too long, the state’s prison system has been a revolving door for offenders and parole violators, many who are released within months—often before they are even transferred out of a reception center,” Weitzel said.
“I cannot understand how this individual was not required to register as a sex offender,” Weitzel said.
Adamczyk, of the 1600 block of Oregon Street in Rockford, had been paroled to a halfway house on the 1300 block of East 71st Place in Chicago, the release said. Prior to the arrest in Riverside, Adamczyk told police he had been living on the street in Chicago.
Weitzel said that in light of this case, all felons who are convicted of a serious or violent offense—including sex offenders and child molesters—should not get early release.