CHICAGO (CBS) — Police arrested a man for the sexual abuse of a 10-year-old girl after a reporter working on the story recognized him from a flyer and called 911.
Maurice Rocquemore, 34, is expected to go before a Cook County judge on Thursday, charged with aggravated criminal sexual abuse.READ MORE: Annette Nance-Holt Confirmed As Chicago's First Black Female Fire Commissioner
Police said he was arrested Wednesday morning after witnesses identified him as the man wanted for fondling a 10-year-old girl on Monday evening on a porch in the Logan Square neighborhood.READ MORE: Red Cross Seeking Donations As Blood Shortage Worsens
Around 5 p.m. Monday, the 10-year-old girl and a 7-year-old girl were sitting on the front porch of a home on the 2500 block of West Lyndale Street, when Rocquemore walked up and started talking to them, and then fondled the 10-year-old girl’s genitals.
A reporter and photojournalist spotted Rocquemore in Logan Square on Wednesday and called police, who arrested him on the 2000 block of West Webster Avenue.MORE NEWS: CTU: Layoffs Will Hit Hardest Schools On South, West Sides
Rocquemore was due to appear in bond court Thursday afternoon.