Authorities Apprehend Sexual Predator [AUDIO]
A sexual predator and fugitive from Illinois was arrested Monday afternoon north of Rock Springs. Sweetwater County Sheriff’s Detective Dick Blust says the 6-foot-4, 270-pound Monty Englehart was arrested without incident.
“Monty Englehart, he’s 37, was arrested without incident in North Rock Springs late Monday afternoon, the 31st, by county detectives and a team of United States marshals. Englehart is wanted by authorities in Massac County, Illinois, for predatory criminal sexual assault of a child, and four counts of child pornography.”
Det. Blust said Englehart was indicted in Illinois in 2009. There is a 1 million dollar bond set for Englehart, who is charged with Predatory Criminal Sexual Assault of a Child. He is also charged in Massac County with child pornography and failure to register as a sex offender.
Failure to register:
“The federal Adam Walsh Child Protection Safety Act of 2006 requires convicted sex offenders to be in compliance with statutory registration requirements, so if he’s charged federally, Englehart may be looking at federal charges above and beyond his Illinois state charges, and for those there’s a possible federal prison term of up to ten years. And we’ve been in touch with the Illinois authorities regarding Englehart’s return there and our investigation is continuing.”
How Englehart ended up in Rock Springs is part of the ongoing investigation.
Years at large:
“He’s actually been at large since 2008, and the indictment on the additional charges came about in 2009. As I say, there’s been reported sightings in different parts of the country, but a fresh lead put him here and it panned out.”