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Social service agency case manager charged with grooming, inappropriately touching children in McHenry County

A case manager for a local social service agency in McHenry County has been charged after authorities say he groomed and inappropriately touched several children. The McHenry County Sheriff’s Office was notified on September 13 by the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services of possible child abuse. The suspect was identified as a case […]

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Antioch man charged with grooming ‘child,’ sending him sexually explicit material

An Antioch man was arrested after authorities say he sent sexually explicit images to a child online and groomed the boy, who was actually an undercover detective. Jared Lorenzen, 28, was arrested at his home in the 800 block of Mockingbird Drive in Antioch Thursday evening. Village of Antioch Communication Manager Jim Moran said Lorenzen […]

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Police search underway, $1 million warrant issued for man who tried meeting up with child for sex in Lake County

A $1 million warrant has been issued for a man wanted for communicating with whom he thought was a young girl and attempting to meet the child for a sexual encounter in Lake County. The Lake County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigations Division said they have been working in collaboration with the Naval Criminal Investigative Service (NCIS). […]

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McHenry County Human Trafficking Task Force arrests man who allegedly tried to solicit child for sex acts

The McHenry County Human Trafficking Task Force arrested a Woodstock man who allegedly tried soliciting a child online for sex acts during a sting operation, prosecutors said. Woodstock Police Department Chief John Lieb and McHenry County State’s Attorney Patrick Kenneally said Wednesday that Jesus Cortez, 32, of Woodstock, was arrested during a human trafficking sting. […]

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Grayslake man allegedly communicated with child online, was arrested after trying to meet up with her for sex acts

Police say a Grayslake man communicated online with who he thought was a child, sent explicit images to her and then was arrested when tried meeting up with the child for sex acts. The Lake County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigations Division and Naval Criminal Investigative Service (NCIS) conducted an investigation into Thomas E. Edwards, Jr., […]