Franklin County Man Violates Sex Offender Registration Act

A Franklin County man recently found himself in trouble with the law for violating the sex offender registration act. The Franklin County Sheriff’s Office says 26-year-old Steven R. Simpkins of Christopher was arrested for not properly registering his online conduct on a computer. Simpkins, who is homeless according to Illinois State Police, was convicted in Macon County with two counts of aggravated criminal sexual abuse on a victim under the age of 13. State records show Simpkins was 19 when he committed the crime and the victim was 8. He is currently being held in the Franklin County Jail. Bond has not been set.