For the second time in a week, the Lake County Sheriff’s Office arrested another man during a sting for trying to meet up with a 14-year-old for sex.
Jeffrey R. Weiss, 59, of the 300 block of South Waukegan Road in Deerfield, was charged with two counts of indecent solicitation of a child, one being a class 3 felony and the other a class 4 felony.
Lake County Sheriff Sgt. Christopher Covelli said that Weiss communicated with who he believed was a 14-year-old boy on social media. The 14-year-old boy was actually a detective with the Lake County Sheriff’s Office Cybercrimes Unit.
“Weiss requested to meet with who he though was the 14-year-old boy to engage in sexual acts,” Covelli said.
Weiss drove to a location near Gurnee on October 12 to meet with the boy. He was instead met by police.
On October 4, an Algonquin man was arrested in the same exact sting operation and charged with two counts of indecent solicitation of a child and unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia.
“This is the second internet crimes against children arrest by our cybercrimes unit in just seven days. Children with unsupervised access to a cellular device or the internet can be very dangerous. Parents should remember to continually monitor their children’s use of electronics,” Sheriff Mark Curran said.
Weiss is being held at the Lake County Jail on a $100,000 bond. He is scheduled to appear in court again on October 16.