An 18-year-old man faces felony charges after police said he used a photo-sharing app to arrange a sexual meet-up with an underage girl.
Kyle J. Morgan is accused of using the social media app SnapChat to “seduce a child,” according to a complaint filed in McHenry County court.
The Huntley Police Department received a report about 8:30 p.m. Saturday of an 18-year-old man attempting to meet with a 13-year-old girl for a sexual encounter, according to a news release.
The minor’s parent reported the situation to police and allowed officers to arrange a meet-up between Morgan and who the 18-year-old believed would be the teenage girl, police said.
The 13-year-old girl had no previous contact with Morgan, other than on SnapChat, according to the news release.
Morgan was met by police at 10:17 p.m. Saturday at Ol’ Timers Park in Huntley, where he was arrested, the release stated.
Morgan, of the 9900 block of Chetwood Drive, Huntley, is charged with grooming and traveling to meet a minor.
Illinois law defines grooming as communicating with a minor in a way that’s meant to lure or entice a child in an effort to commit a sex offense.
Through conversation on the app, Morgan asked the young girl in detail to perform a specific sex act, the complaint shows.
If Morgan is convicted of the most serious charge, traveling to meet a minor, he could be sentenced to between two and five years in prison.
He made bond and was released from the McHenry County Jail Monday, jail records show. He has not yet hired an attorney.
Morgan is due back in court July 25.