Police: Waukegan man met detective posing as 14-year-old boy for sex

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Olvin Renato Mendoza | Lake County sheriff’s office

A north suburban man was arrested Tuesday night for trying to meet an underage boy for sex, police said, though the victim was actually a cop.

Olvin Renato Mendoza, 26, contacted who he thought was a 14-year-old boy on a mobile social networking application, according to the Lake County sheriff’s office.

About 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, Mendoza asked the teen to meet him to engage in sexual acts, police said.

The “14-year-old boy” was actually a detective with the sheriff’s cybercrimes unit, and Mendoza was taken into custody.

He was charged with two felony counts of indecent solicitation of a child, and a misdemeanor count of no valid driver’s license, police said.

Mendoza, of the 1500 block of Muirfield Avenue in Waukegan, is being held at the Lake County Jail on a $100,000 bond. He is next scheduled to appear in court June 1.

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