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Skokie Man Hoping to Meet 14-Year-Old for Sex Arrested: Police

The 24-year-old Skokie man was arrested in Highland Park after the person he was communicating with online turned out to be a police investigator and not a teenage girl, police said.

Courtesy of the Highland Park Police Department
Courtesy of the Highland Park Police Department

A 24-year-old Skokie man was arrested in Highland Park after police say he made plans online to meet a 14-year-old girl for a sexual encounter.

Instead, it turned out the man had been communicating online with a Highland Park investigator, according to a police press release.

Awais Javaid, of the 9400 block of Crawford Avenue, was arrested for indecent solicitation of a child May 7 at Fink Park while sitting in a car, police said. Javaid had driven there from his Skokie home because he thought he was meeting a girl for a sexual encounter, police said. A search of his vehicle as well as statements he made at the time of his arrest linked him to the inappropriate online communications, police said.

He is free on $100,000 bond and due in court Thursday, according to TribLocal.

Conceal Carry May 14, 2014 at 04:36 PM
Nice police work one Scumbag down a thousand to go...
sklogw May 14, 2014 at 05:28 PM
What a creep and he looks like Fievel, but the method used to catch him sounds like entrapment? He should have been tipped off when the "girl" asked if he liked sweet tea, in this case maybe it was Kedem grape juice, lol.
Eileen Katzenberg Towb May 15, 2014 at 03:05 AM
Sounds just like a case from Law & Order:Special Victims Unit!!! If you've ever seen the show it's just a page out of their script. Stupid people!!!
Troy May 15, 2014 at 10:08 AM
This must be a mistake--an article about Skokie on Skokie Patch?

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