The Decatur IL Police Department is reporting that they have arrested Evan Grider of Springfield for allegedly attempting to solicit a minor for the purpose of engaging in sexual activity.
The Police state that on November 12th that during an authorized undercover operation they were attempting to capture individuals who were attempting to solicit minors online. They state they came across an ad on classified advertisement website and allegedly made contact with Mr. Grider. During the contact the police posed as a young male minor and the conversation allegedly went from email to text messages. Authorities say Evan allegedly stated he would drive from Springfield to Decatur to pickup the minor. Upon arriving in Decatur, police say Evan was arrested.
Evan currently faces a preliminary charge of indecent solicitation of a minor and is in the Macon County Jail on a $6500 bond. His next court date is 12/15/2015 at 13:30.
What is up with Springfield Men driving out to Decatur to hook up with minors?? Remember AUBURN ILLINOIS BEWARE! Sexual Predator Benjamin EL Watson is nearby!