A Chicago man and registered sex offender used a fake ID to pretend he was a doctor at a hospital and be near children at the University of Chicago Hospital in May 2002, authorities said.
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Christopher Chothen, 39, was originally convicted of of abducting, restraining, and sexually abusing a 15-year-old in 2002. A warrant was issued for his arrest in June 2022, a little more than a year ago, but he was just recently found by police.
In addition to his original 2002 convictions, Chothen has also been convicted of impersonating police, being a sex offender in a school zone, possessing a methamphetamine precursor and intimidation. All of those convictions stem from incidents that occurred between 2002-09.
His most-recent charges consist of violating the sex offender registry act and presence in a children’s hospital by a child sex offender.
As a result of the latest charges, a judge ordered him to pay a $50,000 bail deposit to go home on electronic monitoring. Chothen also has been banned from having contact with anyone under 18 except his own child.