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Posted on: May 28, 2023

[ARCHIVED] Unincorporated Antioch Man Arrested After Picking Up, Sexually Abusing Juvenile

Sheriff’s Detectives arrested a 25-year-old unincorporated Antioch man for sexually abusing a 13-year-old victim.  

On May 27, 2023, at approximately 3:15 a.m., sheriff’s deputies responded to an address in the 40200 block of North Bonham Court, unincorporated Antioch for a 911 call.  The caller indicated George Soriano, 25, of the 40200 block of North Bonham Court, picked her and a friend up, at their home in Wisconsin.  Soriano drove the girls to his home and sexually assaulted one of the girls, a 13-year-old.

Both victims were rescued by sheriff’s deputies and transported to an area hospital for evaluations.

Further investigation revealed Soriano met the girls on a social media application.  On May 27th, Soriano communicated with the victims on social media and made a plan to pick them up.  The girls indicated they were fearful of Soriano because he had a firearm.  

It is possible Soriano previously met in person with at least one of the juvenile victims.  

Sheriff’s detectives conducted a search warrant at Soriano’s home.  During the search warrant, they located a cannabis growing operation.  

After reviewing the facts and circumstances, the Lake County State’s Attorney’s Office approved the two counts of aggravated criminal sexual abuse (class 2 felonies) and one count of traveling to meet a minor (class 3 felony).  Additional charges possible.  

Soriano remains held in the Lake County Jail pending an initial court hearing this morning.

All defendants are presumed innocent unless proven guilty.  

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