Brian Ivy, 51, of Racine, Wisconsin

A Wisconsin man was arrested Thursday evening after he allegedly traveled to a Lake Forest park to meet and have sex with a 12-year-old girl, who was actually an undercover officer.

Brian Ivy, 51, of Racine, Wisconsin, was charged with two counts of indecent solicitation of a child and one count of traveling to meet a minor.

Lake County Assistant State’s Attorney Francis DeRosa said the Lake Forest Police Department and U.S. Naval Criminal Investigative Service (NCIS) were conducting a joint investigation.

On March 19, Ivy allegedly met and started chatting with an undercover officer – posing as a 12-year-old girl – on the social app.

The officer identified themselves as a 12-year-old girl and told Ivy that she lives in Lake Forest and cannot drive.

Ivy allegedly asked for full-body pictures and allegedly discussed performing numerous sexual acts with the “girl.”

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On March 20, Ivy had talked about meeting with the “girl” at the Gurnee Mills mall for the weekend, DeRosa said.

Police instead arranged to meet with Ivy at a park in Lake Forest.

Ivy said he wanted to have sex with the “girl” and get her pregnant, DeRosa said.

Police arrested Ivy after he allegedly arrived at the park to meet with the supposed “girl” Thursday evening.

Ivy was previously convicted of indecent solicitation of a child in a 2002 Lake County case, where he was sentenced to probation.

Prosecutors filed a petition to keep Ivy detained pending trial.

Lake County Judge Theodore Potkonjak granted the state’s petition during a detention hearing Friday afternoon, calling Ivy’s alleged actions “inherently dangerous.”

Ivy remains held in the Lake County Jail. He is scheduled to appear for a preliminary hearing on April 18.

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