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Man Arrested For Soliciting Undercover Cop Posing As 14-Year-Old Girl

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CRETE, Ill. (CBS) – A Chicago man was arrested in south suburban Crete last week for arranging to meet and have sex with a 14-year-girl who turned out to be an undercover police officer.

Jesus C. Martinez, 41, was charged with indecent solicitation of a child, traveling within the state with the intent of having sex with a child unlawful grooming.

Chuck Pelkie, a spokesman for the Will County state’s attorney’s office, said Martinez was talking to who he thought was a 14-year-old girl from Dec. 29 to Jan. 12. He was arrested after agreeing to meet with her Jan. 12.

Bail has been set at $50,000. Martinez is due back in court at the Will County Courthouse on Feb. 3.

(The Sun-Times Media Wire contributed to this report.)

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