(Lake Bluff, IL) A Lake Bluff area man was arrested on Monday, for an alleged attempt to lure a young North Carolina boy to his home. Lake County Sheriff’s officials say they were contacted by North Carolina authorities earlier this year, after the family of a 12-year-old boy showed them “concerning” text and TikTok messages from Jason Silsdorf. The 36-year-old was allegedly attempting to set up travel plans for the 12-year-old, including emailing him a bus ticket. Silsdorf is already a registered sexual offender, and did not properly register his social media accounts as required. He was taken into custody without incident and charged with luring, and unlawful failure of a sexual offender to report an internet site. Additional charges could be forthcoming.
Tim Vander Tuuk, WXLC News (9-21-21)