Lt. Dave Shaffer, 217-403-7030
Police Make Arrest in Sex Crime Investigation
In November of 2015, the Champaign Police Department began an investigation into an alleged inappropriate relationship between a student of Gerber School, located in Urbana and a staff member from the facility. The allegations indicate that the incidents took place in 2014 at the faculty member’s private residence in Champaign.
During the police investigation, Champaign Police Detectives presented the case to the Champaign County State’s Attorney’s Office for consideration of criminal charges. As a result, an arrest warrant was issued for Jimmy T. McCrory, a 31 year old male from Champaign, for the offense of Criminal Sexual Assault. Bond on the warrant was set at $500,000. On February 4, 2016, Champaign Police officers located Mr. McCrory in the 2000 block of W. Kirby Avenue in Champaign, where he was taken into custody without incident.
Although an arrest has been made, the investigation into this incident is ongoing. Champaign Police Detectives ask that anyone with information relating to this incident to contact the Champaign Police Department Investigations Division at 217-351-4545.
Information can also be provided anonymously through Crime Stoppers. Crime Stoppers calls are routed to a third-party national call center that receives the information, completes a tips information form, and passes the tip information to the appropriate law enforcement agency. Caller ID tracking is not utilized by Crime Stoppers, and conversations are not recorded.
Anonymous tips can be shared by phone at: 217-373-8477 (TIPS); online at www.373tips.com; or by texting “CCTIP” plus the crime information to 274637 (CRIMES). Crime Stoppers will pay a reward of up to $1,000 for information leading to the arrest of the person(s) responsible for this crime.