WYOMING, Mich.– A registered sex offender was back in a West Michigan courtroom Wednesday after being accused of accosting young boys in a park.
Chad Servis, 42, is charged with two counts of accosting children for immoral purposes after he allegedly approached three young boys at Ideal Park in Wyoming June 29. Servis was released from prison back in 2011 after serving eight years for sex crimes, including the same offense he is facing charges for in this case.
The parents of the alleged victims sat quietly in court as Servis waved his preliminary hearing. Jessica Westfall, the mom of one of the victims was outraged to see him walk out on bond.
“Our kids are scared to go outside,” she said. “They’re scared to do anything and this guy was a mile and a half from my house. My son isn’t even sleeping,”
Servis allegedly asked the boys which one was the “strongest” and then asked them to follow him under a highway bridge. The boys’ 17-year-old cousin was able to get the kids away and they went home and told their family what happened.
The family went back and confronted Servis, holding him there to until police arrived.
Westfall says she can’t even imagine what would have happened to her son if his older cousin wouldn’t have stepped in. Court documents show Servis had a blindfold, handcuffs, lubricant and other “sexually-related items.” It also shows Servis admitted to police he’s sexually attracted to young boys.
“When he falls asleep he thinks he hears noises and the guy is outside of his window. It’s not fair. it’s just not fair to the kids,” Westfall said.
Servis is wearing a GPS tether and was ordered to have no contact with anyone under the age of 18 and not be at any public parks or playgrounds. His case will now head to circuit court.