According to a press release from the Mattoon Police Department, Mattoon police arrested Derek A. Luckey, age 37 of Mattoon, on Monday September 19th at 2:20 p.m. Luckey was charged with Attempted Child Abduction and Attempted Criminal Sexual Assault. The charges allege that Luckey was driving his car and following a juvenile boy near a public park. Luckey stopped his vehicle and communicated with the boy in attempts to lure the child into a physical relationship. Luckey had no previous contacts with the boy.
Derek Luckey is currently a registered Sexual Predator as a result of a 2008 conviction for the Aggravated Criminal Sexual Abuse of Minors. Luckey was taken to the jail pending filing of formal charges by the Coles County State’s Attorney’s Office.