12 & 13-Year Old Girls Sexting in Crystal Lake

Denzel Hayes

I talked to Crystal Lake’s Deputy Police Chief Gene Lowery about the recent arrest of a 19-year old Woodstock man for

  • one count of Indecent Solicitation of a Child (under 13 years of age) Class 1 Felony,
  • one count of Indecent Solicitation of a Child (13 years of age and 5 years difference in age of the alleged suspect) Class 3 Felony and
  • one count of Solicitation to meet with a child (Class A Misdemeanor).

He told me that Denzel Hayes, the young man arrested, had solicited girls as young as 12. She and others sent Denzel photos of their genitalia, Lowery said.

Lowery says that authorities have not been able to identify all the girls who have sent him compromising photographs and ask any parents or youths who recognize Hayes and can provide information about where he has been and who he has been hanging out with to contact the Crystal Lake Police.

Lowery stressed that his Department would treat any information with “great discretion” concerning the victims identities.

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