CHICAGO (STMW) — A north suburban man was caught in a sting investigation after he sent a lewd photo to a 12-year-old girl in Missouri, police said.
John W. Schraffenberger, 24, is charged with sexual exploitation of a child, according to a statement from Vernon Hills police.READ MORE: One Person Is Dead, Another Critically Injured After An Explosion At W.R. Meadows In Hampshire
Police in Missouri notified Vernon Hills police in April that Schraffenberger had sent a lewd photo to a 12-year-old girl on her cell phone via the Kik messenger app, police said.
A Vernon Hills police investigator then posed as a 13-year-old girl and texted regularly with Schraffenberger, which led to his arrest on Oct. 16, police said.READ MORE: Doggy Daycare Owner Appalled After State's Attorney Declines To Prosecute State Inspector Jose Guillen, Who Was Caught On Camera Groping Her
Schraffenberger, of the 0-100 block of Echo Court in Vernon Hills, was released on bond and is next scheduled to appear in court Nov. 20.
Anyone who believes they know of someone who had “inappropriate communication” with Schraffenberger should call police at (847) 362-4449.MORE NEWS: Anjanette Young Speaks With CBS Mornings Gayle King On The Trauma She Still Experiences Years After Wrongful Raid By CPD
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