JOLIET, Ill. (STMW) – Police say a west suburban man visited the south suburbs on Tuesday afternoon hoping to have sex with a teenage girl.
Instead Michael J. Zimmerman, 27, of Aurora found himself in the Will County Jail facing a charge of traveling to meet a minor, Sun-Times Media is reporting.READ MORE: Family Of Amazon Delivery Driver Killed When Tornado Hit Downstate Warehouse To File Lawsuit
“He thought he was meeting a child,” Tinley Park police Cmdr. Pat McCain said, “but he was meeting us.”
The girl Zimmerman thought he was chatting with online turned out to be a Tinley Park cop, McCain said.READ MORE: Chicago Weather: Low 20s Monday Night; Arctic Cold Front Coming Wednesday Morning
Police found Zimmerman during an online search for Internet predators, and McCain said the investigation is ongoing.
Zimmerman was ordered held on $50,000 bond Wednesday in Will County Court.MORE NEWS: Mayor Lori Lightfoot Ending 5-Day Isolation After Testing Positive For COVID-19 Last Week
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