Sex offender found with runaway, arrested

Sex offender found with runaway, arrested
Pearlie Jackson

A sex offender in Beloit was arrested after being found with a 15-year-old runaway on Thursday, according to a release from Beloit police.

Officers were called to the 1600 block of Dewey Avenue at 7:48 a.m. for a report of a sex offense and located 50-year-old Pearlie Jackson, who was with a runaway from Mount Pleasant.

Police said the runaway was returned home and Jackson was arrested on suspicion of second-degree sexual assault of a child.

Anyone with information about the crime is asked to call the Beloit Police Department at 608-364- 6801 or Beloit Area Crime Stoppers at 608-362-7463.