Undercover sex sting: Man thinks he’s meeting up with 15-year-old girl; but instead, he’s arrested
RACINE COUNTY — Racine County Sheriff’s investigators were able to arrest a 52-year-old Illinois man during an undercover sex sting operation on Thursday, October 22nd.
Sheriff’s officials say the man was engaging in sexually explicit conversations with someone he believed to be a 15-year-old girl.
Through the course of the operation, the man from Plainfield, Illinois made arrangements to meet with the girl in order to engage in sexual activity.
The man traveled to a pre-designated location, where he believed he’d be meeting the girl, and was subsequently taken into custody by Sheriff’s investigators.
“I’m very proud of the commitment and hard work my investigative team brings to these very intense and challenging cases. They are truly making an impact towards the safety of our children here in Racine County. I’m deeply committed to providing the necessary investigative resources to hunt down these sexual predators that prey upon our children,” Racine County Sheriff Christopher Schmaling said.
The man was taken to the Racine County Jail, where he is being held on numerous felony charges.