Additional Information Released Regarding Arrest Of Sex Offender In Hickory | #childpredator | #kidsaftey | #childsaftey

We have more details on the arrest of a sex offender, previously reported on WHKY. 34-year-old Dominique Jean Shillito of Liberty Church Road in Hickory was arrested Monday (June 5) by Burke County Sheriff’s Officers. He’s charged with felony sex offender unlawfully on premises.

After receiving complaints from the community concerning a registered sex offender living, and/or being unlawfully near the premises of Ray Childers Elementary School, the Burke County Sheriff’s Office responded to an address on Cape Hickory Road in Hickory and made contact with the homeowners. After receiving conflicting information concerning the whereabouts of Dominique Jean Shillito, and while still on the scene, deputies found Shillito hiding in an outbuilding, attempting to avoid detection.

Shillito is on the North Carolina State Bureau of Investigation Sex Offender and Public Protection Registry as a result of a conviction in May, 2011 in Garfield County, Oklahoma on multiple charges. He was convicted of two counts of second-degree rape and one count of forcible sodomy. Shillito was 21-years-old when the crime occurred in December, 2010, and the victim was 14-years-old.

Shillito received prison time and probation following the conviction. He registered with the Burke County Sheriff’s Office as a sex offender with a minimum registration period of ten years. Shillito was arrested shortly before 9 p.m. Monday and was brought to the Burke County Jail following the arrest. Bond was set at $20,000 secured. Shillito was not listed as an inmate as of earlier today (June 7). The next District Court date for the suspect is set for June 26.

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