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Stranger Who Offered Students Ride Pleads Guilty

Rodney T. Peterson pled guilty in court today to disorderly conduct.

An Arlington Heights man charged with disorderly conduct for offering two 13-year-old girls a ride home earlier this month has pled guilty to the charges against him.

After the incident was reported on Barrington Patch, Peterson contacted us by submitting several comments and an . He also emailed editor Morgan Delack claiming his innocence in the case. Peterson said he saw the students and “God put it on my heart to offer them a ride because of the bad 
weather.”

Barrington police provided evidence in court that refuted his claims stating the weather was not snowy as Peterson said. Police also said he drove down an alley to follow the students after his initial sighting of them.

Peterson is now facing a $400 fine, two years of supervision, and is prohibited from having contact with the students or their families. 

G March 19, 2012 at 09:18 PM
He was lying about what happened? Wow shocking. NOT!
CowboyTim March 20, 2012 at 08:56 AM
"God put it on [sic] my heart to offer them a ride..." OH, PLEASE!!!
Wayne Crawford March 21, 2012 at 05:57 AM
Offering a ride to people is not disorderly conduct. This man was an idiot for agreeing to the plea.

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