Elgin man charged with grooming 15-year-old girl

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Alejandro Plata | Elgin police

A northwest suburban Elgin man was charged Monday with grooming a 15-year-old girl.

Alejandro Plata, 41, of the 300 block of College Street, was charged with one felony count of grooming, according to a statement from Elgin police.

Police said they were notified Monday that a 15-year-old girl had been receiving Facebook messages from a man asking her to send him pictures of her genitals in exchange for money, police said.

His bail was set at $20,000 Tuesday, police said.

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