ADDISON – An Addison teen is out on bond after soliciting sex on Craigslist from an undercover police officer whom he believed was a 13-year-old girl, according to the DuPage State's Attorney's Office.
The 17-year-old boy posted $3,000 of his $30,000 bond after he appeared in DuPage County Court today. He was charged with grooming and traveling to meet a minor at 5:25 p.m. Nov. 5.
He is not allowed to use a computer as a condition of his bond, according to media reports.
Elmhurst police arrested the suspect when he allegedly arrived at a pre-arranged location to have sex with the undercover officer he believed was a 13-year-old girl, police said.
The officer responded to the suspect's Craigslist advertisement asking for sex with a female of any age. He exchanged emails and text messages with the officer for four days before the planned meeting, police said.