Man Accused Of Soliciting Child On Craigslist

Monday, Sep 16, 2013  |  Updated 4:13 PM CDT
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Man Accused Of Soliciting Child On Craigslist

Jeremy Mansfield.

A Lake in the Hills man faces two felony charges for allegedly trying to solicit a boy on the internet who turned out to be an undercover detective.

Jeremy T. Mansfield, 20, is charged with Indecent Solicitation of a Child.

Police say Mansfield posted an advertisement on Craigslist seeking a male companion, and started communication with a person he believed was a 13-year-old boy.

Mansfield was arrested after detectives with the Lake County Sheriff's Department set up a meeting earlier this month.

Investigators say Mansfield -- who just moved back to the area after attending college in Washington -- admitted during questioning that his intentions were to engage in sexual activities with the boy.

Mansfield is being held on a $100,000 bond.

Police say Mansfield also admitted to posting similar ads on a variety of web sites and having sex with a 15-year-old girl in Idaho.

Anyone with information about any other possible victims is asked to call Detective Chris Covelli at (847) 377-4145.

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