State Police arrest Illinois Department of Corrections employee for
Custodial Sexual Misconduct and Official Misconduct
Daniel Lara being held at Logan County
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[June 27, 2020]
On Jun. 25, 2020, the Illinois
State Police (ISP) Division of Internal Investigation (DII) arrested
Daniel Lara, 30-year-old male of Springfield, for one count of
Custodial Sexual Misconduct (Class 3 Felony) and one count Official
Misconduct (Class 3 Felony).
On Jun. 24, 2020, the ISP DII was notified by the Illinois Department of
Corrections (IDOC) of an allegation of custodial sexual misconduct
against IDOC Correctional Officer, Daniel Lara. An investigation ensued.
On Jun. 25, 2020, Logan County State’s Attorney Bradley Hauge approved
charges of custodial sexual misconduct and official misconduct. Lara was
subsequently arrested by the ISP DII.
Col. Jamal Simington, ISP DII Deputy Director said, “The Illinois State
Police (ISP), Division of Internal Investigation (DII), in cooperation
with state of Illinois agencies in the Executive Branch, strives to
address criminal misconduct allegations and promote safety in the
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This investigation is one example of the diligent efforts the ISP
agents invest in upholding the public’s trust.”
The IDOC assisted with the investigation and arrest. Lara is being
held at the Logan County Jail awaiting a bond hearing.
The public is reminded all subjects are presumed innocent until
proven guilty in a court of law.
[ISP Public Information Office]