Man accused of seeking sex with pre-teen
June 11, 2013 10:38PM
Updated: July 15, 2013 6:34PM
A Chicago man who drove to Plainfield on Monday, allegedly to meet a 12-year-old girl for sex, met some police officers instead.
Authorities said Charles F. Bocock, 35, of the 4100 block of North Tripp Avenue, was arrested for allegedly offering to pay a Plainfield resident for the chance to sleep with a pre-teen.
Bocock is charged with indecent solicitation of a child, traveling to meet a minor and unlawful grooming.
He’s being held in the Will County Jail on $1 million bail.
The Plainfield resident had placed a Craigslist ad, seeking money to make a car payment, and Bocock responded, offering to pay for sex with a young girl.
The resident contacted Plainfield police, who launched a three-week investigation along with the Will County State’s Attorney’s High Technology Crimes Unit, Naperville and Chicago police and the Illinois attorney general’s and Cook County state’s attorney’s offices.
A police officer posed as the Plainfield resident and allowed Bocock to follow through with his plan with a fictional 12-year-old niece, authorities said.
They said Bocock was arrested when he showed up a doughnut shop in Plainfield to meet the girl. Police seized his personal computers, and the case remains under investigation.