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.