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Police Arrest Man for Inappropriate Text to Deerfield Child

The incident earlier this month prompted a letter to D109 parents cautioning them to tell their children not to open texts from unknown numbers.

By Stan Golovchuk and Emily Stone

Deerfield Police have arrested a Chicago man for sending an inappropriate text to a child.

Henry Lennon, 63, of Chicago, was arrested for disorderly conduct, according to police report. The police investigation revealed the text, which included a photo of a man, was sent by accident and Lennon had no previous connection with the juvenile. 

The text, which was sent Feb. 1, prompted District 109 Superintendent Michael Lubelfeld to send a letter to parents reminding them to tell their children not to open texts or answer calls from unknown people, according to TribLocal.


Jon Hall February 20, 2014 at 07:18 PM
When Susan Petroni learned on Jan. 29 that she would lose her job as Framingham editor for the Patch network of news sites, the news didn’t come as a big shock. After all, Patch had been such a big money loser that AOL CEO Tim Armstrong ended up selling control of Patch to a firm with no journalism background. In its announcement of the deal last month, new owner Hale Global focused on the local residents and businesses that could use the Patch sites to share content. There wasn’t much attention paid in that statement to professional journalists. So Petroni was ready when the bad news did arrive, amid hundreds of layoffs at Patch that day. But here’s what did surprise her: The CEO of Hale Global called her up within a few days and offered her a job covering Framingham for Patch again. Petroni’s story is certainly unusual: Residents of Framingham were so upset about her sudden departure that they deluged Hale Global with emails and the Framingham Patch site with comments, calling for her return. But there’s a bigger story here. To many of the doubters— and it’s fair to say I was one of them — Petroni’s rehiring offers some hope that Patch can still deliver on its initial promise to wring out a profit from pairing up community news and commentary with hyper-local advertising. To be sure, the Patch bloodbath hasn’t been pretty. Nearly 500 Patch employees lost their jobs last year, and then several hundred more lost their jobs in January. Plenty of former Patch editors are collecting unemployment checks now. And many of the Patch community sites — there are more than 80 in Massachusetts alone — are virtual shells right now.
Jon Hall February 20, 2014 at 07:19 PM
Deerfield Patch is a shell. As lacking as Steve was, Emily is non-authentic. Hale Global.
Walter White February 21, 2014 at 10:58 AM
Don't worry about it Emily. The Village Idiot has nothing better to do than bitch about the Patch all day.

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