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.