The Whiteside County Sheriff’s Office is releasing the results of two investigations involving child sex offenders being involved with coaching youth sports in and around the Whiteside County area.
Philip J. Plattenberger, 39 of Mt Carroll, IL. was arrested on 11/20/2012 and charged with a child sex offender being present in a park and a child sex offender being associated with a program exclusively directed towards children under the age of 18. The charges result from an investigation involving an anonymous tip of Plattenberger coaching a youth baseball team in the Fulton, IL area. Plattenberger was released on a notice to appear.
The second incident involves Scott A. Eyrich, 38, of Morrison, IL. The Whiteside County Sheriff’s Office received a tip from the Illinois Attorney General’s Office Hotline reference Eyrich being involved in coaching youth football in Fulton, IL. After an investigation Eyrich was charged with a child sex offender being associated with a program exclusively being directed for children under the age of 18 years old. Eyrich was originally charged in October of 2012 and was released on a notice to appear.
The arrests are merely a charge and he/she is presumed innocent until proven guilty.