On October 4, 2018, an Algonquin man was arrested for Indecent Solicitation of a Child.
Thomas C. Casey, 23, of the 1900 block of Cloverdale Lane, Algonquin, communicated with who he believed was a 14-year-old boy on an electronic social networking application. The “14-year-old boy,” was actually a Detective with the Lake County Sheriff’s Office Cybercrimes Unit.
Casey requested to meet with who he though was the 14-year-old boy to engage in a sexual act and smoke cannabis. He drove to a location in Warren Township on October 4th at approximately 1:30PM to meet with the boy, but was instead met by Sheriff’s Detectives.
Casey was arrested and subsequently charged with two counts of Indecent Solicitation of a Child (one being a class 3 felony and one being a class 4 felony) and Unlawful Possession of Drug Paraphernalia (Class A Misdemeanor).
Casey is being held at the Lake County Jail pending a bond hearing this morning.
Sheriff Mark Curran said, “Our Cybercrime Unit works to protect society’s most vulnerable, our children. Cases like this serve as an important reminder to parents of the need to always monitor what your children are doing online and who they are speaking with.”
Sheriff Curran reminds the public the defendant is presumed innocent unless proven guilty in a court of law.