South Suburban Darien Man Arrested for Attempting to Meet Lake County Underage “Girl”

(Waukegan, IL)  A south suburban man is facing charges, after reportedly trying to make contact with an underage girl, who was actually a Lake County detective. Sheriff’s officials and Naval Criminal Investigative Service said the detective started chatting with James Wood. Wood reportedly asked for lewd photos of what he believed to be a 15-year-old girl, he also sent lewd photos using a social media app. The 35-year-old was taken into custody in Naperville at his place of employment, and has been charged with three counts of felony grooming. Bond was set at 100-thousand-dollars, with a court date set for July 26.

Tim Vander Tuuk, WXLC News (7-5-22)