A man is being held on a $1 million bond after prosecutors say he communicated with a child online, traveled to meet her in Mundelein and sexually abused her.
Alejandro Vilchis, 22, of Chicago Heights, was charged with two counts of child pornography, aggravated criminal sexual abuse, indecent solicitation of a child and traveling to meet a minor.
Lake County Assistant State’s Attorney Kelse Banks said Vilchis was communicating on Snapchat with a child.
Vilchis told the child he wanted to meet up with her for sex, Banks said.
They met up near the victim’s house and the girl got into a car with Vilchis.
Vilchis told the victim he wanted to have sex with her but she told him she did not want to, Banks said.
Vilchis grabbed the girl’s legs and pulled her towards him but she was able to get away, Banks said.
Banks said that Vilchis sent photos to the victim of other nude women in an attempt to get the victim to send him photos of herself.
Vilchis continued to talk to the child and even offered her money in exchange for sex, Banks said.
Court records show Vilchis allegedly possessed child pornography but prosecutors did not elaborate on those allegations during the bond hearing.
Court records show the offenses occurred in Mundelein in July.
An arrest warrant was issued for Vilchis in February and he was taken into custody late last month.
Lake County Judge George Pappas ordered Vilchis held on a $1 million bond, which was set when the warrant was issued.
The most serious charge is a Class X felony, which carries a six to 30-year prison sentence if convicted.
Vilchis is scheduled to appear on March 30 for a preliminary hearing.