Former Fox Lake Police Chief Convicted Of Stalking, Misconduct In Office

(Juneau) The former Fox Lake Police Chief accused of molesting a young girl 30-years-ago and then later stalking her and two other people has been convicted on reduced charges. Patrick Lynch was charged in 2010 with six felony charges of First Degree Sexual Assault of a Child and Stalking. At Monday’s hearing, Lynch pled no contest to amended misdemeanor charges of Stalking and Misconduct In Office. The alleged assault of a seven-year-old child occurred in the summer of 1989 in Randolph. The victim says, years later, Lynch kept showing up where she worked and would drive his police car past her home. He also stalked a woman who used to work for the Fox Lake Police Department and a man who was dating his ex-wife.  He resigned as police chief in Fox Lake in the spring of 2009. Lynch was ordered to pay $4000 in fines and court costs and submit a DNA sample.