Man accused of three incidents of loitering at York High School; Registered offender already on probation for possession of child pornography

On Wednesday, May 3, DuPage County State’s Attorney Robert Berlin and Elmhurst Chief of Police Michael McLean announced that a Villa Park man who is currently on probation for possession of child pornography stands accused of loitering within 500 feet of York Community High School on at least three occasions.

Yuusef Husain, 36, of the 800 block S. Summit Ave., appeared before Judge Joshua Dieden who set bond at $250,000, in accordance with a previously issued arrest warrant, although State had asked for a bond of $1 million. Husain is charged with one count of Unlawful for Child Sex Offender to Loiter Within 500 Feet of School Property (Class 4 Felony).

Recently, the Elmhurst Police Department received numerous reports of occasions of young girls being watched and followed by a man while leaving school for the day. Through the course of their investigation into these reports, the Elmhurst Police Department was able to identify Husain as a suspect. It is alleged that on at least three occasions between April 12 and April 28, between 3:45 p.m. and 3:55 p.m., Hussain was within 500 feet of the school for approximately ten to 20 minutes on each occasion. On Monday, May 1, Judge Dieden issued an arrest warrant for Husain. Husain was taken into custody on Tuesday, May 2, while allegedly driving around York High School neighborhoods while students were waiting at their bus stops.

“As a registered child sex predator, Mr. Husain is prohibited from loitering within 500 feet of a school,” Berlin said. “This sex offender registration requirement is not optional. It is alleged that on several occasions, Mr. Husain violated this order and will now face not only today’s new charges, but will also now face a petition from my office to revoke his probation.

“I thank the Elmhurst Police Department for their outstanding efforts in this case from following up on residents’ concerns to the identification and apprehension of the suspect in this case.”

“There is no responsibility more important to the Elmhurst Police Department than protecting the children of our community,” Chief McClean said. “I wish to thank the detectives who conducted surveillance operations of this sex offender during the course of the investigation and those who took him into custody.”

Husain’s next court appearance is scheduled for Monday, May 22, for arraignment in front of Judge Daniel Guerin.

Members of the public are reminded that this complaint contains only charges and is not proof of the defendant’s guilt. A defendant is presumed innocent and is entitled to a fair trial in which it is the government’s burden to prove his or her guilt beyond a reasonable doubt.