WAUKEGAN, Ill. (STMW) — A northwest suburban man who thought he was meeting a 14-year-old girl for sex last week was instead met by a Lake County Sheriff’s detective who had replied to his online ad for a “companion.”
Sheriff’s police said 27-year-old Marco Gomez of the 300 block of Standish Street in Elgin posted an advertisement on Craigslist, looking for a companion.READ MORE: Chicago Culture Celebrates The City While Giving Back To Youth For Black History Month
Once the ad was posted, he began communicating with who he thought was a 14-year-old girl, but that “girl” was actually a sheriff’s detective, a statement from the sheriff’s office said.
The two arranged to meet on July 3, but when Gomez arrived at the meeting place, a site in Lake County which was not disclosed by police, he was met by detectives, the statement said.READ MORE: Mother And 10-Year-Old Daughter Dead, 4 Family Members Hospitalized After House Fire In Auburn Gresham
He was taken into custody and told detectives he was planning to meet with the 14-year-old girl to engage in sexual activities, the statement said. Gomez was charged with four counts of indecent solicitation of a child.
In Lake County Court, Gomez’s was ordered held on a $75,000 bond. His next court hearing is scheduled for 9 a.m. Wednesday.MORE NEWS: Chicago Weather: Warm But Wet Sunday Morning Ahead Of Cold Front
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