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Corrections Dept. Searching for Escaped Sex Offender
The search is on for a paroled sex offender who authorities say bolted from his East St. Louis halfway house.
According to the Belleville News-Democrat, authorities with the Illinois Department of Corrections are searching for 40-year-old Frederick Buettner.
He was convicted in Madison County in 2004 after being charged with felony predatory criminal sexual assault. His parole started in May.
Buettner is described as 5'11" and 155 pounds, with blonde or strawberry blonde hair and a tattoo of a tiger head on his back.
Anyone with information about Buettner's location is asked to call police.
AP contributed to this report.