Ill. sex offender charged with raping 4-year-old

August 2, 2009 7:42:56 AM PDT
Police in the Chicago suburb of Waukegan say a 46-year-old convicted sex offender has been arrested and charged with the kidnapping and rape of a 4-year-old girl.Authorities say Lonnie Bobbitt is held on $1 million bond at the Lake County jail and faces two counts of predatory criminal sexual assault of a child and one count of kidnapping. Waukegan police said Friday that Bobbitt was a friend of the girl's family. Police say he was arrested Tuesday after the girl's mother found her in Bobbitt's bedroom at his home.

Police say Bobbitt failed to register as a sex offender at his suburban address. He is scheduled for a court appearance on Aug. 24.