Chicago, IL – A registered sex offender who previously confessed to having molested as many as 75 women on various Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) buses during a period of just two months was out on bail for licking and grabbing other women when he allegedly groped yet another female victim late last month.
David Buckner, 28, was charged with just four felony offenses in 2017 after he admitted he “probably” molested as many as 75 women on the CTA, CWB reported.
But he was ultimately found not guilty by reason of insanity, according to FOX News.
The court ordered him to register as a sex offender and he was released back into the community on Dec. 29, 2020, CWB reported.
Buckner was arrested again in June after two women alleged he had groped, squeezed, and licked them in the Magnificent Mile neighborhood, FOX News reported.
He was arrested for those assaults, but the Cook County State’s Attorney’s Office refused to file felony charges against him.
Buckner was instead charged with misdemeanor battery and was again released onto the streets, FOX News reported.
He allegedly struck again on Oct. 9.
Police said two women alleged Buckner touched them inappropriately while they were at the Roosevelt CTA station that day, FOX News reported.
Buckner was charged with misdemeanor battery and was released from jail yet again.
He allegedly proceeded to assault another victim – this time an 18-year-old woman – on the Loyola University campus near the Red Line station shortly before 2 p.m. on Oct. 26, CWB reported.
The victim said Buckner grabbed the left side of her buttocks and other areas of her body, according to prosecutors.
But he was again charged with only a misdemeanor offense, CWB reported.
Furthermore, Cook County Prosecutor Jeff Allen said that the allegations leveled by the two victims in October were not recorded in the court clerk’s case management system “for whatever reason,” according to the news outlet.
As a result, that matter was not assigned a case number, which prevented Allen from being able to file a violation of bail conditions against Buckner at the time of his most recent arrest.
During his court hearing on Oct. 27, Buckner’s public defender touted his client’s service in the U.S. Marine Corps, CWB reported.
She said Buckner lives with his wife and two children, and claimed he is taking his prescribed mental health medication.
The judge prohibited Buckner from setting foot on the Loyola University campus and ordered that he be released on electronic monitoring in that case if he pays a $5,000 deposit toward his bail, CWB reported.