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Man held on $35K bond for violating sex offender registration

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Matthew K. Vodnansky / photo from Illinois Sex Offender Registry Matthew K. Vodnansky / photo from Illinois Sex Offender Registry
WOODSTOCK, Ill. (Sun-Times Media Wire) -

A northwest suburban man arrested Monday was ordered held on a $35,000 bond for violating the Illinois Sex Offender Act and failing to register his address.

Matthew K. Vodnansky, 30, was arrested Monday at his apartment in the 1400 block of Northfield Court in Harvard, according to the McHenry County Sheriff's office.

Authorities began investigating after learning Vodnansky was using the Internet to access a social media website without disclosing it when registering, as required by law, police claim.

Sheriff's police also learned he was residing at the Harvard apartment, even though he had reported he was homeless during the registration process, the statement said.

Vodnansky was convicted of possessing child pornography in 2003, according to McHenry County court records.

He was sentenced to two years probation after a negotiated plea, but the probation was revoked nearly a year later, and he was sentenced to four years in prison, court records show.

He was 19 and the victim was 9 at the time of the offense, according to the Illinois Sex Offender registry, which lists him as a sexual predator.

Vodnansky is now charged with felony counts of unlawful failure to register and violating the sex offender act, the statement said.

He was held on $35,000 and will next appear in court Thursday in Woodstock.

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