(Schiller Park) Man Charged For Indecent Solicitation of a Minor

A 37-year-old Schiller Park man has been charged with indecent solicitation of a minor, Cook County Sheriff Thomas J. Dart announced.

About 4:45 p.m. on Friday, a Cook County Forest Preserve police officer conducting a routine patrol of Thatcher Woods in River Forest observed a female and a male with his pants down.

The case was turned over to Cook County Sheriff’s Police detectives for investigation. Investigators learned the female was a 15-year-old girl the man picked up in Maywood after she accepted an offer for a ride. The man, identified as Erasmo Rodriguez-Apreza, drove to Thatcher Woods and asked her if she wanted to perform a sex act for money.

Rodriguez-Apreza was arrested and charged with indecent solicitation of a minor, a felony.

His bond was sent at $50,000 during his court appearance Saturday at the George N. Leighton Criminal Court Building. He is currently out on bail.

Sheriff Dart reminds the public that the defendant is presumed innocent until proven guilty by the government in a court of law.

“Bulgaria SEGA” newspaper