JOLIET, Ill. (CBS) – Police in Naperville say an undercover Internet sting has led to charges against a 34-year-old man known as “crazyboy” on the Internet.
He is accused of carrying on sexually explicit conversations in hopes of arranging a tryst with a 14-year-old girl.
Instead, Juan Duran, of the 500 block of North Frieh Drive in Romeoville, ended up meeting a police officer who arrested him.
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Duran is charged with indecent solicitation of a child, according to a release from Naperville police. He is being held at the Will County Jail in Naperville.
Investigators assumed the role of a 14-year-old girl and engaged in sexually explicit online conversations with Duran, who then tried to arrange a face-to-face meeting to have sexual relations with the girl, the release said.
Based on the conversations, and the potential danger to others, Naperville police got a search warrant was and executed it about 6 a.m. Tuesday, with the assistance of Romeoville police. Evidence was recovered that supported the charge and Duran was arrested, the release said.
Parents are being asked to monitor children’s communication via computer and cell phone, as there is evidence that other unidentified young girls may have been victimized by Duran, the release said.
He communicated with the girls under the name of firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you believe your child may have been victimized, call Naperville police at (630) 305-5384.
WBBM Newsradio 780 and the Sun-Times Media Wire contributed to this report.