Authorities say a Lake Forest man, who communicated with a “child” online, was caught after he allegedly tried meeting up with the child for sex in Lake Forest.
Conor Fahey, 25, of Lake Forest, was charged with indecent solicitation of a minor and traveling to meet a child.
Lake Forest police officers assigned to the Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) task force developed information that Fahey was seeking to have conversations with juveniles, according to a police report.
Investigators confirmed that Fahey was using a chat phone application to have conversations with who he believed was a 15‐year‐old girl, the report said.
The girl was actually an investigator with the ICAC.
The chat progressed and Fahey asked to meet up with the 15‐year‐old girl for the purpose of committing a sexual act, the report said.
Fahey allegedly agreed to meet up at a location in Lake Forest at 11:45 p.m. on June 30.
Fahey arrived at the meeting location where he was met by officers and taken into custody.
The case was reviewed by the Lake County State’s Attorney’s Office who approved the felony charges.
Fahey was processed and held overnight at the Lake Forest Police Department. He was then transported to the Lake County Jail for a bond hearing.
Lake County Judge Ruth Lofthouse ordered Fahey held on a $300,000 bond.
Fahey was released from the jail after posting 10% of the bond, court records show.
He is scheduled to appear in court again on August 17 for a preliminary hearing.