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Christopher Plouffe (Cook County Sheriff)

Christopher Plouffe (Cook County Sheriff)

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(STMW) — A Colorado man was ordered held on $1 million bond Thursday after he was arrested for allegedly traveling to Chicago to meet a girl he met online for sex.

Christopher Plouffe, 31, of Grand Junction, Co., was charged with aggravated criminal sexual abuse, three counts of indecent solicitation of a child, grooming and traveling to meet a minor, according to a release from the Cook County State’s Attorney’s office.

Plouffe met the 15-year-old girl in late 2011 on an online gaming site and began texting and video-chatting with her, according to the Cook County state’s attorney’s office and sheriff’s police. The messaging eventually became sexual in nature.

On Feb. 10, 2012, Plouffe allegedly drove from Alabama to Chicago to meet the girl for sex, authorities said. They met at a restaurant near her home, where they talked and kissed. The next day, they went to a hotel room Plouffe had rented and engaged in sex acts, the state’s attorney’s office said.

A few days later, the girl told relatives what had happened and they notified police. Plouffe e-mailed her relatives and apologized for his actions a few months later.

Sheriff’s police arrested Plouffe Aug. 6 in Grand Junction, Co.

Judge Adam Bourgeois set Plouffe’s bond at $1 million Thursday. He will be back in court Sept. 11.

(Source: Sun-Times Media Wire © Chicago Sun-Times 2013. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.)