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FEMALE SEX OFFENDER FUGITIVE SENTENCED

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Thursday, June 24, 2010— One of Cook County’s Most Wanted has been apprehended and sentenced, Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart announced Thursday.

Tyreka SimmsTyreka Simms, 23, whose last known address was the 1500 block of West Marquette in Chicago, is accused of sexually molesting her 18-year-old mentally disabled relative in 2004.   The victim contracted gonorrhea as a result of Simms’ assault.  At the time, the victim’s family agreed to a sentence of 30 months sex offender probation. 

On May 5th, 2008, a warrant was issued for Simms’ arrest after she violated probation and fled her home without notification.  Simms’ mugshot and information was placed on the sheriff’s website as one of Cook County’s Most Wanted.

Based on a nationwide alert, Louisiana authorities apprehended Simms and returned her to Chicago on June 14th.  On June 23, she was sentenced to one year imprisonment on two counts of aggravated criminal sexual assault and four counts of criminal sexual abuse/can’t consent.

Simms will be transferred to the Illinois Department of Corrections to fulfill the remainder of her sentence.  She has received 303 days credit for time served while in jail in 2008.

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