Man charged with making lewd comments to girl, 12, last year in Mount Prospect

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A man has been charged after allegedly makiung sexual remarks to a 12-year-old girl who was walking her dog last year in northwest suburban Mount Prospect.

Thomas E. Gould, 28, of Matteson faces a misdemeanor count of disorderly conduct stemming from his conversation with the girl on Aug. 30, according to a statement from Mount Prospect police.

About 4 p.m. that day, the girl was walking her dog in the 1400 block of South Circle Drive, police said. She saw Gould standing on the corner of Circle Drive and Frost Drive and tried to pass him.

Thomas E. Gould | Mount Prospect police

Thomas E. Gould | Mount Prospect police

That was when Gould made “inappropriate conversation of a sexual nature” with her, police said. He then got into a vehicle and drove away, eluding a subsequent police search of the area.

In December, a similar incident was reported in Palatine and police departments from both suburbs collaborated to identify Gould as a suspect, police said.

Gould was charged Feb. 7 following an interview with Mount Prospect detectives, police said. He posted bond and his next court date was scheduled for March 15.

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