Date and place of incident: June 2000, 4300 S. Knox Ave., Chicago. Incident narrative: Scott Brassart -- a book editor with a bachelor's degree in economics from Brown University and a law degree from Indiana University, according to court records -- was charged with trying to lure an 11-year-old Southwest Side boy into his Subaru Outback in 2000. He allegedly asked the boy, "Do you ever fool around? Come and get in the car and I'll show you," according to the victim's account to the police. Brassart told police he merely asked the youth what time it was, according to a police report. Brassart had a previous sexual battery conviction, according to a probation department investigative report. Court outcome: Brassart pleaded guilty to child abduction and was initially sentenced to 30 months probation. He violated his probation and was sentenced to three years in prison. He is a registered sex offender. He declined comment.
Illinois Sex Offender registry
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