Sex Offender Tries to Register New La Grange Address

Registered sex offender moving to La Grange, according to La Grange police reports.

A 31-year-old man is moving to 1021 S. La Grange Rd. in La Grange from Cicero, and attempted to register his new address with the La Grange Police Department Wednesday, Jan. 17. 

Christopher Gelbuda, 31, was convicted in DuPage County of attempted criminal sexual abuse and violating the sex offender registration act. Gelbuda was 18 and the victim was 16 at the time of the offense, according to the Illinois Sex Offender Registry.

According to the police report, Gelbuda was unable to register his new address because he had not yet notified Cicero police of the move.

For more information about sex offenders in the La Grange area, go to this previous post on Patch: Sex Offender Watch: A Map of Homes to Keep on Your Radar.

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reverened mother January 22, 2014 at 01:46 PM
First off, before labeling this young man a sex offender, let's get the whole story behind the situtation that landed him on the registry. Are we talking about a pedophile or a convicted rapist or are we talking about an 18 year old teenager having sex with his 16 year old teenaged girlfriend? That's where the laws need to be tweaked. If it was just two teens having consensual sex, as many teens - of all ages - do, than my heart really goes out to this young man because something that is a normal, natural, activity for many teens, is haunting him and labeling him as a criminal, for the rest of his life. If, on the other hand he indeed committed the crime of forceable rape, than he should have done his due jail time, and, again, however, he should be done. Why is it that convicted murderers and armed robbers and other violent criminals are NOT required to put their name on some degrading, labeling, "registry"? I'm all for having the registry for pedophiles who prey on young children because they definitely pose a threat to any community. Personally, I believe such preditors belong locked away from society - be it at an institution or minimal to moderate security prison. They should not be allowed to go anywhere that young children may be present, so that would exclude them from just about everywhere except perhaps a senior citizen home or an unoccupied convent. Pedophiles are sick and deranged individuals who don't belong among conventional society. A registry would not be needed and citizens need not be alarmed that a pedophile is living down the street. I'm no psychiatrist, but my guess is that there probably is no 'cure' for pedophilia, which is why many of them are repeat offenders, like serial killers, and therefore remain a threat to society long after they are convicted and have served their sentence. It has to be a 'sickness' of sorts. But kids having sex with one another, especially when the ages are so close. Come on, people, let's keep it real, teens have sex. Kids in high school date other kids in high school, whether they are the same age, younger or older. Seniors date freshman and sophomores, and why not? When I was in high school many of my friends dated - and none of them dated guys who were in their own grade. They always dated either juniors or seniors when they were only freshman or sophomores. Let's face it, girls mature faster than guys and want a guy who is a little more mature. When I was 18 I dated a guy who was in his late 20s. And he wasn't mature enough for me! He was quite childish in many ways. If this young man from Cicero was guilty of nothing more than normal hormonal function, let him live in peace -- wherever he wants. And get his name off that senseless registry that should be reserved for the depraved. The sex offender laws and statutory rape laws really need to be revamped and the acts need to be weighed on an individual basis. Teens having sex with teens is not statutory rape, unless the teen is not mentally developed or the teen is considerably younger than age of reason. At 16 they're definitely beyond that. Mommy & daddy may want to string the guy up for "deflowering" their little girl, but, let's keep things in perspective. Teens have sex with other teens, especially in high school. Let's take it for what it is and not make criminals of kids.
Alana Waters-Piper January 22, 2014 at 05:58 PM
The public registry does report the nature of the conviction. If you look his name up, it will tell you the details of the offense. http://www.isp.state.il.us/sor/offenderdetails.cfm?SORID=E02B6305&CFID=102906346&CFTOKEN=debfe6ed1faca2e4-BC277EA1-E0F2-6B50-21C7597E2A71A2D1&jsessionid=ec303053fe218c54aa034d374328781c437f
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Nicole January 28, 2014 at 06:00 AM
So what does that mean for him? Why is he still being punished for doing what teenagers do? They are really going to make this man suffer for something he did when he was young.
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