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

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.)

  • Dave

    This sounds like another case of police entrapment. Creating a crime where one doesn’t exist with the sole purpose being to make an arrest! Also, what the hell is unlawful grooming??

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    • Hoth Industries

      Dave, Dave, Dave. With a comment like yours, I expect to see you a ‘victim’ of a like sting operation.

      • Hoth Industries

        Further, if people are not caught in this manner then they will victimize others.

  • Chivi

    Come on Dave!!! Crimes like that exist!! You don’t need to put a real child through that in order to catch the rat!! All you need is cheese!!

    • Centurion

      There is a reason that Dave considers this entrapment. There is a reason DAve doesn’t like the idea of cops pretending to be 12 year old little girls.

  • Chivi

    Must be an attorney looking for a client!! Someone has to do the devil’s work!!

  • Dave

    This is no different than selling someone a bag of pot and arresting them as they are walking away. It’s also the same as a cop dressing up like a working girl and then arresting a guy when he busts a move. Granted, this guy should have known better to think he made the score on a fourteen year old, but it is still entrapement none the less! Police sting= entrapment.

  • Bruce

    Nice going, Jesus.

  • Dr. Joe

    Wow. You mean people are STILL falling for this trap?

  • Thadeus McBudlins

    I think unlawful grooming is the shaving of a young hottie’s snatty. Maybe he had a shaving kit with him. The police should elaborate, so we all know what it really means.

  • Son Of God

    Dad is really going to p issed off!!!!.

  • Kevin

    Seems like until they catch him with a young girl, nothing illegal happened at all.. everyone knows people lie on the internet, so you can’t believe anything.. so he was going to meet someone, and then determine who they were.. I don’t understand how this is illegal

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