Proper investigation of Kerry Cox of 1026 W Main St., Galesburg Il for taking unlawful photos of women and small children.
  • Petitioning Galesburg Police Department & Knox County State Attorney

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Galesburg Police Department & Knox County State Attorney
Galesburg Police Department 150 S Broad St Galesburg, Illinois 61401

Proper investigation of Kerry Cox of 1026 W Main St., Galesburg Il for taking unlawful photos of women and small children.

    1. Wendy Leiby
    2. Petition by

      Wendy Leiby

      Galesburg, IL

From Parent's for Megan's Law website:

Red Flag 10- Someone who goes to parks, beaches or public places where children congregate and spends an exorbitant amount of time staring or taking photographs of children for no apparent reason. You should be suspicious of anyone attempting to photograph your child without your consent.

We must demand a thorough and proper investigation to ensure this man is not a child predator or sexually dangerous person. 

His computer should be properly analyzed for any pictures of children and women. Furthermore, as Kerry Cox stated he believes it's "fine to take pictures of small children" a complete investigation in to his background and mental health status should be completed. 

Anybody living in our community or visiting local public areas (including Lakeside Water Park & Lake Storey where these photos were taken on 6/24/14) should be concerned for the safety of their young children. As a grandparent who cares for two small little girls daily, while living merely 3 houses away from this man, I am MORE than slightly concerned for the safety of myself and my daughter's & grand daughter's. Please join in signing so we can get something done about this situation before something horrible happens!

To:
Galesburg Police Department & Knox County State Attorney
Galesburg Police Department 150 S Broad St Galesburg, Illinois 61401
Proper investigation of Kerry Cox of 1026 W Main St., Galesburg Il for taking unlawful photos of women and small children.

Sincerely,
[Your name]

Recent signatures

    News

    1. Update...

      Wendy Leiby
      Petition Organizer

      No new news as of today. I've not spoken with the SA or PD. This man was out and about today all day. It did strike me though that the PD asked what I'd like him charged with and today I decided Voyeurism would fit nicely. However, I'm not sure of the state statute regarding that crime. I will be checking. Should we reach 2000 signatures my intent is to pass along a copy of the petition to Don Moffitt as was suggested in one of the facebook posts. Jordan, the father who taped him, is a blessing...he isn't the bad guy here! He alerted the community and had he not nobody would know! I saw today someone refer to this as "Salem"! My response was that we, as a community, have a duty to protect our children. I'm unsure of the people defending a man who is clearly a predator.

    2. Reached 1,500 signatures
    3. Share your story!

      Wendy Leiby
      Petition Organizer

      Galesburg PD asked that anyone with any encounter with him that was suspicious to contact them so they can investigate as they need more to get in that house and on that computer!

    4. Update!

      Wendy Leiby
      Petition Organizer

      UPDATE: Just returned from courthouse and PD. Both have copies of the petition, which at this moment has 1120 signatures. I CONFIRMED an arrest for sexual assault of a minor (charges were dropped because 1 person involved died and the minor was afraid). The SA office was pleased with the petition and thankful for it. PD says they need a search warrant to go check his pc and house! They said themselves they are certain this guy is one to be fearful of...so let's see what the petition and the news can do!

    5. Reached 1,000 signatures

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    Reasons for signing

    • Katrina carpenter GALESBURG, IL
      • 3 days ago

      I have kids and think it is imporant to check this man out kids are involved what is the world coming to when pervs can watch n film n take pics ur kids without permission being a complete strangers

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    • Krista Line WATAGA, IL
      • 4 days ago

      We as adults need to protect our kids...if we don't protect them, then who will?

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    • Tesla Brooks CANTON, IL
      • 11 days ago

      I have children of my own, whom I'd be FURIOUS if some strange person was taking pictures of without my consent. I have also taken my children to Lake Storey a handful of times and wouldn't be too happy if I saw this man.

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    • NATHAN HICKMAN GALESBURG, IL
      • 2 months ago

      safety of our children

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    • Patricia Morgan GALESBURG, IL
      • 3 months ago

      I think you should havre permission to take a picture of whoever you are taking a picture of

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