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Wheaton man charged with trying to lure children to his apartment

Javier Lopez | DuPage County sheriff's office

A Wheaton man has been charged with trying to lure a group of children to his apartment.

Javier Lopez, 47, repeatedly approached a group of children who were playing basketball Thursday in his apartment complex, according to the DuPage County state’s attorney’s office.

Prosecutors said Lopez offered alcohol to the children, who ranged in age from 7 to 15, if they came back to his apartment with him. The children refused and called an adult.

The police arrived and charged Lopez with two counts of luring and one count of child abduction.