From the Harvard Police:
AGGRAVATED CRIMINAL SEXUAL ABUSE
On 05-05-21 at 1633 hrs, Police responded to the Baymont Inn, 1701 S
Division St, Harvard regarding a disturbance in the parking lot.
Upon arrival it was discovered an adult Nevada Resident identified as Leonel E Rivas-Martinez (m-18 yoa), 1800 McCarran St, North Las Vevas, Nevada, had solicitated a Harvard Youth (f-12 yoa) via social media platforms Omelge and Snapchat.
After a thorough investigation it was discovered Rivas-Martinez travelled from North Las Vegas, Nevada to Harvard, Illinois to meet with the minor youth.
It was further discovered an adult family member (m-30 yoa) of the youth discovered what had happened and the meeting.
The adult family member located and confronted Rivas-Martinez at the hotel and called the police.
Rivas-Martinez was subsequently arrested and charged with
- two counts Aggravated Criminal Sexual Abuse
- one count Unlawful Grooming
- one count Traveling to Meet a Minor Child and
- one count Solicitation to Meet a Child.
Rivas-Martinez was transported to the McHenry Count Jail in
lieu of bond.