Cleo D. Geiger – Repeat Sex Offender

A 32-year-old convicted sex offender is in the Lee County jail, accused of sexually abusing a reported runaway girl, who police say, was found in his home.

Cleo D. Geiger, 108 Monroe Ave., is charged with two counts of aggravated criminal sexual abuse, punishable by 3 to 7 years in prison. Bond had not been set as of Thursday.

A Dixon police officer said he spotted the girl, who is younger than 17, going into Geiger’s house Wednesday night. She had been reported earlier that day as a runaway, Sgt. Troy Morse said.

The officer called her mother to verify that she was not allowed to be in Geiger’s house, then spoke to the two and learned they had engaged in sexual activity, Morse said.

According to court records, Geiger was sentenced in 1996 to 5 years in prison and ordered to register as a sex offender for molesting a 9-year-old Whiteside County girl. He subsequently was convicted twice for failing to register as a sex offender, and once for failing to report a change of address.

“25% of all sex offenders re-offend within 15 years”

………Sarah Tofte