Man arrested for solicitation of child
By Frank Abderholden firstname.lastname@example.org September 16, 2013 10:14AM
Jeremy T. Mansfield, 20, of the 400 Block of Winslow Way in Lake in the Hills, posted an advertisement on Craigslist for a male companion. He began communications with what he thought to be a 13 year old boy, who was actually a Lake County Sheriff’s Office detective. | Lake County Sheriff's Office
Updated: October 18, 2013 6:07AM
A Lake in the Hills man allegedly used Craigslist to advertise for a male companion and was arrested after he began communicating with what he thought was a 13-year-old boy.
Jeremy Mansfield, 20, of the 400 block of Winslow Way was charged with two counts of indecent solicitation of a child and was being held on $100,000 bond.
Police said Mansfield told them that he recently returned from attending college in Washington and that he would regularly post advertisements on Craigslist seeking males or females of any age. He said he had sexual intercourse with a 15-year-old in Idaho.
On Sept. 4, he went to meet the 13-year-old boy and found it was a Lake County Sheriff’s Office detective. He told investigators his intentions were to meet the boy to engage in sexual activities. The suspect was driving a black 1995 Chevrolet Beretta with Washington license plates at the time of his arrest.
Mansfield is scheduled to appear in Lake County Circuit Court Sept. 25.
Authorities are asking anyone with information about Mansfield to call Det. Chris Covelli at (847) 377-4145.